Liza Jane

March 29, 2014 9:14 AM

My version of the traditional tune Liza Jane, played clawhammer style on guitar.

Based on Bob Thornburg's version of this tune (his banjo version is really remarkable).

posted by gorbichov (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, just lovely. And like your other stuff, really nicely recorded. Can I ask what kind of mic you're using?
posted by usonian at 8:50 PM on March 29, 2014

thanks usonian! I usually use my rode NT-1A large diaphragm condenser mic. This time I used that one pointed at the neck of the guitar where it joins the body (which is the 12th fret on my little Huss & Dalton 00-SP) and a Shure SM57 pointed right at the bridge. I had the mics backed off from the guitar about 12-15''. I also use a MOTU Track 16 as my preamp, which has really made a huge difference - lots of headroom and a really nice, transparent sound. Finally, I use Reaper as my DAW, which I really love, super affordable and as far as I'm concerned completely full-featured. Added a little EQ (rolling off lows and notching some frequencies out around 1.3kHz), a little compression and reverb. I'm really still learning how the subtlest changes make the difference, I'm glad to hear it sounds good to you!
posted by gorbichov at 5:14 AM on March 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

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