OK as soon as I lean how to save some of this. AND make a track worth listening to...LOL

 

What I was looking for was a way to make a single instrument sound fuller without adding a lot of effects to it. Make it sound as acoustic as possible but still spread it farther between the left and right. 

what I did.

I recorded a single track of acoustic guitar. 

Then copied that track

named the first track 'high pass guitar'

Named the second track 'low pass guitar.'

The I added a high pass filter to the first track. Cutting out all the lower freq.

Added a low pass filter to the second track. Cutting out the all the upper freq.

Panned each track. Panned them in opposite directions by 16%

Then I copied the first track and added a light reverb. Panned this all the way to one channel. ( the same side I favored the 16% pan of the high pass side) 

Did the same to the low pass track. 

Kept the reverb brighter for the high pass side and darker for the low pass side.

Now I know what your thinking. If I cut out all the mids they'll be missed. Nope. If I take the mids down to 50% on the left and 50% on the right then listen to it in stereo. Yep! mids are back up to 100% 

 

Now I have a singular acoustic guitar spread across four tracks that fills the stereo spectrum. 

 

Fixes. I did add a bit of compression ( my uneven playing )  and tweaked the EQ a bit to bring back the same tamber as the original recording. 

 

If you try this remember to keep a track of the original recording untouched. That way you can solo it and compare it to the two filtered tracks. 

 

have fun!

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I think the best thing about having this program is being able to record riffs anytime I come up with them. Doesn't matter how good they sound of if they're just a part of an idea. I'm able to record them on the spot. Then I can go back and pick what want to work on. Add to it or make another track and record it differently. I can also record vocal lines or ideas for melodies, harmonies and so on. Way more productive than trying to remember everything. 

 

One thing to note. If your using alternate tunings you should mention that at the beginning of the recording. That way you wont be pulling your hair out trying to remember the tunings for multiple riffs. 

I've also used iMovie for this. I've got dozens of short clips. When I get a musical idea, i fire up iMovie using the built in camera on my Mac and record a few takes. Then I name it including the tuning. This lets me see as well as hear how I made the riff (key for beginners!)

 

totally cool idea. Guess that's something else I'll have to learn to use on this thing. The idea of using a vid to not only hear what you've done but see it played is great!

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