In this video I’m recording a Taylor acoustic guitar and tracking live drums. The acoustic guitar was mic’d with a Rode NT1A. The acoustic track was recorded a second time with the guitar cords played in a different position (barre chords verses open chords) and panned hard left and right. This gave the guitar a bigger wider sound. I’m using Pro Tools 12 for the recording with 8 mics on the drum kit. Mostly SM57s and a pair of Rode NT1A for the drum overheads. No software instruments or midi used in the recording other than a click track. In addition to the Taylor acoustic, I used an American Standard Telecaster to record a rhythm and lead part. A fender Deluxe Reverb Amp was mic’d with a Sure SM57. Minimum processing. Using EQ and compression on most tracks. Plate reverb on the snare drum and delay on the vocals.
Better This Way is an original rock song by Joe Gilder. Remix by Bob Sell with pop synth undertones with a driving 4×4 beat. The remix has a hint of latin vibe with horns and congas rounding out the mix. Enjoy!
Here’s the original by Joe: https://youtu.be/A-XklqnIB4k
Jamming and practicing with Apple Loops!