Today we’re looking at unboxing of the legendary Schoeps CMC6 microphones. I received this package from KMR Audio in London. It arrived promptly and was nicely protected. A few more words on these microphones: The box contains two of the bestselling ”Colette”-series microphones which consist of the CMC6 analog microphone amplifiers and a matched pair … Read More
Editing Classical Guitar in Reaper – ep6
The two extensions mentioned in the video are: SWS Reaper Extension, which adds hundreds of advanced functions and features to this DAW Pelleke’s custom actions for 3-4 point editing. I also wrote a tutorial on how to install these in this blog post. You are also very welcome to read my free, detailed blog posts … Read More
Changing Strings On Classical Guitar – ep5
Tips and tricks for restringing your classical guitar: Protect your guitar by taping a thick piece of paper or a bookmark onto the bridge Consider changing strings one by one to avoid any tuning problems Avoid making knots at the tuning peg’s roller end Use a string winder (without a screw in the middle) to … Read More
2015/16 Guitar Students
This school year I’m teaching a class of 10 talented young students at Sežana music school. I finally got around to publishing some excerpts from our Christmas concert. At that point, the first year students had only been playing guitar for 3 months and I think they did an amazing job. Enjoy! 1st Year Students … Read More
Q&A episode 3 – Mixing classical guitar mono recording
Mixing a problematic classical guitar track, recorded with one microphone only. Tips include using hi- and low-pass filters, reducing the “boomy” 200Hz frequency, adding reverb and a stereo emulator plugin. Grab a coffee as it’s quite long (12:45). Transcription and comments Hi and welcome to the 3rd Q&A episode of guitarise.com, my online guitar learning … Read More
Martin GPCPA5K acoustic guitar test
This is a short test of the Martin GPCPA5K acoustic guitar with audio recording to give you a feel for how it sounds acoustically and plugged into an acoustic amplifier such as my Schertler Unico. I’ve only had this guitar for two days and haven’t even been able to change the strings. Nevertheless, I feel … Read More
Classical guitar microphone shootout
A shootout between three pairs of affordable microphones: Oktava Mk-012 with standard cardioid capsules Oktava Mk-012 with MJE-K47H capsules Line Audio Design CM3 Remember to set the video quality at 720p or 1080p and listen through a pair of good headphones or studio monitors, also let me know what you think.
Classical guitar preamp shootout
A shootout between four preamps for recording classical guitar: Metric Halo ULN-2 Focusrite OctoPre MkII RME Babyface Zoom H5 Tascam DR-100 Remember to set the video quality at 720p or 1080p and listen through a pair of good headphones or studio monitors, also let me know what you think.
Q&A episode 2 – How to eliminate squeaking noises on classical guitar
Second episode of Guitarise Q&A section, this time with Gert asking about how you can eliminate squeaking noises when changing positions on classical guitar. I feel like the squeaking noises are a big issue for classical guitarists. The example you chose, the Prelude nr. 1 by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, is a good one, as … Read More
Microphone/preamp test – Line Audio CM3, RME Babyface
This is a new mic/preamp combo that I had the pleasure to try out recently: Line Audio CM3 and RME Babyface. The samples are recorded with the stereo AB technique (using a matched pair of Line Audio CM3 mics).