Fell in Love With a Girl

It's always a struggle trying to produce music by yourself. My latest project was a cover of "Fell in Love With a Girl" by The White Stripes. You can check it out on YouTube.

Most White Stripes songs are essentially three tracks: vocals, guitar, and drums. That simplicity made it the perfect song to get back into recording with. This was the first time I would be using my new old Gibson SG. In fact, the entire setup was completely different than last time with The Middle.

To get a better drum track than last time, I sequenced every hit myself in Reaper. The sequence is extremely plain, though, featuring only one interesting fill in the entire short song. Next time I'm hoping to have real percussion.

I wanted to get a more old-school sounding crunch with the distortion on this song, so I used both the SD-1 and DS-1 at the same time.

The actual recording was done via direct XLR connection from the preamp output of the Ampeg head. Given the chance to do it again, I think I would record a blend of the live speaker sound on mic and the direct connection to get some of the natural reverb of my small studio room. Altogether, though, the guitar sound is on point.