The Lift

May 9, 2015 9:30 AM

Not quite a song about a city, but about a specific room in this old mining village in the Cascades of Washington. Features baritone guitar, slide guitar, bowed guitar, pump organ. Also a rerecording of this song. (By the way, any advice on how to record electric guitar on the cheap would be appreciated. At the moment I am just putting my ZoomH2 microphone in front of an amp.)

In the Lift, is where I saw you.
Above the Lift, is where I met you.
Beside the Lift, is where I spoke to you.
Behind the Lift, is where I knew.

The Lift doesn't need, it doesn't keep you.
The Lift isn't what I need out of you.

It's just where I saw you.

posted by Corduroy (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

The guitar sounds great! We tend to DI guitars straight from an amp simulator into a Zoom and then blend the result with the live sound captured by the Zoom mics. It gives you more options when you're mixing it all together but the simplicity of an amp and mic is surely the best way to go, especially with such a beautifully sparse tone. Quite Roland S.Howard.
posted by srednivashtar at 12:04 PM on May 9, 2015

Thanks, srednivashtar. Hadn't heard S. Howard's music before today, but am really enjoying what i've listened to so far. I feel like there's a lot I can learn from it, especially his baritone vocal delivery... I like the idea of your recording setup a lot, what simulator are you using?
posted by Corduroy at 2:44 PM on May 9, 2015

The end section is so nice!
posted by greenish at 7:37 AM on May 12, 2015

I use a Pod HD500, which simulates a bunch of different amp and cab combos, as well as different microphone placings. To be honest, I'm not that meticulous about the perfect tone (as our recordings will testify), and like to use for the variety of sounds and effects.
posted by srednivashtar at 7:08 AM on May 13, 2015

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