Recent content by Dan Shipway

  1. Dan Shipway

    ALPOH orchestra info

    Yeah, that helps a whole lot! I will check out the making of ALPOH and see what else I can find! Cheers for the sheet music, I'm sure the performers will understand it a lot better than I do haha
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    ALPOH orchestra info

    Hey dudes, I have been planning a huge project. My friend and I are taking on the challenge of recording a cover of ALPOH, but here's the catch, all orchestral sections are being recorded live, no plugins or virtual instruments. THE REAL DEAL. I was wondering if anyone had information they...
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    difficulty changing picking techniques

    I will try doing that, and yeah I have seen many classical guitarists play that way. I will have to check the setup of my guitar also as it could be fighting against me. Lots of things to look at but I'm hoping to eliminate them as I go along
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    difficulty changing picking techniques

    Thanks! I think one of the issues that I have failed to neglect is tension in my wrist and arm. Its been something that has been halting my progress and although I have been playing for 10 years, it has been a constant setback that has stopped that time being productive. A lot of my issues seem...
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    difficulty changing picking techniques

    I can for sure say that I have my pick quite high up in an attempt to glide over the strings so thanks for the tip!
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    difficulty changing picking techniques

    Wow, these are ll such great tips, I think practicing and wrist angle will be crucial. If I get time I will post a video of my playing as I feel it may also be of benefit when analysing where improvements could be made. In the meantime I will try to find songs as well as afterlife to try and...
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    difficulty changing picking techniques

    Hi, I have been finding recently that I have had issues with picking hand when doing fast picking (mainly rhythm playing and more specifically triplets) but it is very prominent when switching between techniques such as downstrokes to alternate picking or between large strums and tighter chugs...
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    Recording, Tech and mixing tips

    After thinking hard about the things I would want to aim for when teaching. The main things were to do with delving into the recording side of things. Admittedly this is not as widely focused as mixing but it is useful when trying to get good source material. Personally I have always been a...
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    Recording, Tech and mixing tips

    Protools is a monster of a DAW and can seem confusing. I was in the exact same boat and used nothing but reaper for years but once you get the shortcuts and basic layout its the easiest thing in the world. These are life savers...
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    Recording, Tech and mixing tips

    Hey guys, its been a while! Over the past 7 months I have been working my absolute ass off at university which gave me not free time but it has given me the chance to gain a good understanding of a lot of mixing, music gear and live sound (venue design etc). I thought it would be nice to give...
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    Uni Experience and Q&A

    Sorry for the late response, had to throw together a few drum mixes. Using a real amp shouldn't affect the process too much, a graphic or parametric EQ thrown in should do the same. I will need to test it however.
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    Uni Experience and Q&A

    The first thing to note, which I was guilty of for a long time, is to turn down gain on each track. That will stop muddiness. EQ wise its probably easier to do everything post recording. I am assuming you are working with amp sims and therefore it should be easier to throw an EQ plugin after. I...
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    Uni Experience and Q&A

    Okay guys, I wanted to make this thread as a chance to share my experiences on an undergraduate level sound engineering course and as a chance for you to ask any questions you may have regarding tech, production, digital audio etc. What does a pad switch do? Why is a ribbon mic good for a...
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    Double tracking and timing issues

    Wow, I never realised the different ways to track guitar and tricks to get them double tracked, I would just like to say thank you again for all the support.
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    Double tracking and timing issues

    wow, thanks for all the support, I appreciate more than you could know. It's definitely something to keep working on and all of your tips have helped a ton. I will keep posting updates on progress. Stay tuned for another thread coming up with my university experience, should help a lot of...