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Brought the 'ol 12 string out of seclusion. A couple of new strings, and a quick tuning resulted in the 1st track, recorded into my H2 while sitting on the couch. I then went in and added the additional trakcs using the H2 in passthrough mode directly into Garage Band. No loops, just 3 continuous live tracks. 1 on the 12 string, and 2 on my '74 Garcia classical. Admittedly, it's a bit long...but that's what happens with improv. It is what it is.

I originally posted this on 12/27/08 and Feter, Lank81 and Partical dots were all nice enough to stop by and comment...then in my attempt to post a revised version, I apparently deleted everything, this is the second post with some minor timing issues corrected from version 1.
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Uploaded: Dec 29, 2008 - 05:03:56 PM
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2008 - 05:03:56 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 12:00:54 PM
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btransue said 3192 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
For stopping back by, and for your comment on the previous post.
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thetiler said 3192 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Sweet combination
of both guitars. When a great device that H2 is a swell. it really must make recording fun and easy. it sure picked up the sounds quite well. I guess the H2 only recorded the 12 string and the passthrough mode, garageband picked that up. Thanks for sharing that, it also inspired me to google the H2 zoom and watch a video on it as well.

You might want to contact H2 company and see if you could do spots for them :)


Thanks for works, the playin and recordin !
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btransue said 3191 days ago (December 31st, 2008)
Hey T
Thanks for the listen. The H2 makes it a lot easier for me to actually get something recorded. It may not be studio quality, but at close range, it does quite well, especially when you consider that my Washer, & Dryer were going in the next room, and the H2 was sitting on top of my running MacBook. It also works great just as a mic interface to Garageband as even in monitor mode, you can adjust the input and output levels. I think you'd enjoy it. It gives you a certain freedom that you can't get tethered to your computer. Oh, and I hear the H4 may be better, although I haven't tried it.
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thetiler said 3146 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Enjoyed
reading your comment below! Sounds like the H4 is something special! Especially the great zoom you have. Then it really must be terrific indeed!

Ya, like your comment of not being "tethered" to the computer. Yes, that is a real beautiful aspect to that recorder! Great comment !
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Ed Hannifin said 3188 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
Neat....
Reminds me of old David Crosby jams, with the likes of Jorma or Jerry Garcia or Neil Young playing over the twelve-string... A touch of David Gilmour-ish-ness in the strum as well...

The H2 certainly seems to be a handy device. Many MacJammers seem to be using them to get things started...

It's good to see you around here again, Blaine...

Ed
btransue said 3185 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
Guess why they call it the
Handy Recorder. I'm not cutting any records, and it just helps me get stuff down for a change. Perfect for a hack like me, and Ed...it's nice to be back around, and playing again. Thanks
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kristyjo said 3187 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Hi Blaine,
I was sent here by someone helping me out with Zoom/GarageBand issues. It's great that I also got to hear some excellent guitar-playing here. This has a nice, laid-back groove. The length is fine for this. After all, it's not a pop song!
It sounds like your Zoom is working well as a pass-through mic. Do you use a special cable or anything?
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btransue said 3185 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
not pop?
Oh crap, I blew it again. No, as a matter of fact, I can't write a song to save my life, can only groove. Special cable? No, I just go right out through the 1/8 headphone/line out on the H2 and into the laptop input. The trick is getting the input recording levels set right, the impedance set right (I set mine to medium when recording) and setting the output volume on the H2.
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Drew Kopr said 3186 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Very cool!
Blaine, this is gorgeous. It is screaming at me to add some bass....so much music, so little time. But I may get to it. Going to download it and see if i can find some time over the next month or so. Sounds fantastic.
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btransue said 3185 days ago (January 6th, 2009)
How long can it take?
DREW! Thanks for the listen. I would be honored if you could add some bass to this. Hey...BTW, call or Skype in on the show sometime, I'd love to get you on the air for a few minutes some time. Best man.

Oh...by the way, I played a 2 pound, rubber string fretless bass a few weeks ago in L.A. Awesome.
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SJB said 3177 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
very nice!
Like Drew Kopr said some low end would fill this out nicely. Having said that it's still a great listen. The 12 string reminded me a lot of early Al Stewart - the strumming is so natural and fluid. The sound quality is fantastic given your "studio" conditions! I'm guessing you tuned the guitars to the washing machine and not viva versa!
Thanks for posting
Steve
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btransue said 3176 days ago (January 15th, 2009)
Inspired
Thanks Steve for posting. This has all inspired me to maybe try a little harder and post another. Would love to get back to the point where I am playing a few times a week.
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loricunningham said 3163 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
A master
A master with his instrument. Beautiful work, great combination. Love it.
btransue said 3162 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Thanks Lori
Was great chatting the other day. Am loving your very strong vocals on your work. Didn't run across any at the time, but hoping that you get into some collaborations here on MJ. Really looking forward to hearing more from you. And thanks much for the props...Master, I don't know...well qualified hack perhaps, but thank you, thank you.
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Char said 3069 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Very
engrossing song. Not at all too long. I kind of get lost in reverie, where time is not significant. Thank you.
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I.G.M. said 3069 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
very nice
12 string is a nice sounding instrument but I hate to play it.
it causes pain, it`s exhausting, you have to tune much longer, you can`t pick the way you use to... I hate it!!

but I really like to listen to someone who play it! :)
very well done.

I.G.M.
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btransue said 3069 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
12 String
ahh...yes, all that is true, but when they are in tune, there's nothing else like one. This happened to be my first guitar. It took me 3 years to buy a 6 string. Thank you!
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Calchas said 3069 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
I love a good paradox! Ha ha...
Really nice, earthy tuneage here man. Nothing like a good jam with one's alter ego!

Nice warm production. Enjoyed very much!

Be well friend!
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btransue said 3069 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Alter Ego
My only playing partner these days I'm afraid. Sometimes he's on...sometimes not so much. :)
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Calchas said 3069 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Ha ha...
Maybe you intimidate him!
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drakonis said 3040 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
very warm and wistful
and very "Wish you Were Here...", love this... very nicely played and recorded. Great to have you posting things again! Sure wish work didn't block streaming, since I can't get my Virtual Garage fix any more at that time of day. Love your work and talent and energy!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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btransue said 2976 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
New & Improved
Thanks Drak. Admittedly is a little Wish you Were Here, but that album had such a profound affect on my life. Still at the very top of my list, I can't find a thing wrong with it from end to end, have listened to it at least a thousand times and like it no less. A very rare gift PF left us with that one. Check out the vastly improved version with the master Drew Kopr and his fretless bass. A Big Melancholy. Thanks for the comments and inspiration all!
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Sudra said 2855 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Very zen...
... which aids in me doing my electricity homework and not getting angst-ridden!
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btransue said 2816 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
No Angst Music
Thanks for listening...don't get yer wires crossed.
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