Major upgrade at NTFC Studio

  Lately we’ve been busy to work on several issues. Variuos job projects, live recordings for a classical guitar album (more to come) and a big update to the studio’s tool set. We decided to follow the Presonus integration approach. So we upgraded the audio interface, the software DAW, the controllers and the monitors. We’ve […]

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Korg Minilogue and Roland JD-Xi for a bossa nova tune

  Going ahead in learning the sound design techniques, I am still working on an “in store” project. So I decided to re-use a bossa nova tune I wrote years ago. By that time the synths where sampled, now I plaied them with a Korg Minilogue and a Roland JD-Xi. The song is called Giallo […]

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Korg Minilogue: never been that easy

It is cool, not so expensive and cannot be downloaded for free from the net. These are probably the reasons why hardware is coming back to home and pro studios. Moreover… it sounds good. I have been working with guitars (and the guitar world) and studio hardware for 40 years now. I never had spent […]

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30sec – Episode 2.3: tracking bass

In this episode we’ll see how I’ve recorded the bass track (I am planning to go deeper with bass in next articles). The song is still I miei pensieri migliori in its acoustic version. The Yamaha TBX305 active bass went through an API512C (DI input) then to a Warm Audio WA76 compressor. Watch the video […]

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30sec – Episode 2.2: tracking the cajon with 2 mics

Let’s go ahead with the tracks I’ve recorded to the acoustic version of the song I miei pensieri migliori. As you might remember we made this version to participate in a contest. This time we’ll be dealing with cajon tracking. This percussion instrument is capable of generating different sounds depending by how and where it gets […]

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30sec – Episode 2.1: tracking vocals and acoustic guitar

This chapter of the series deals with acoustic instruments recording in a home studio. The chance was given to us by the decision we made to partecipate to a singer songwriter contest proposing a video. The song is I miei pensieri migliori which will be included in the upcoming album Nativo analogico. This is the video for the […]

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Folkstudio @Altroquando, the demos

Here we are with the demos for the contest. As requested we’ll be presenting three songs (I miei pensieri migliori, Voglia di scrivere e L’amore non toglie). The first one is on a video with a live recording of vocals and acoustic guitar plus some bass and percussion dubbing, enjoy:     the remaining songs follow […]

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Nativo Analogico, just started

The studio has been maiden, the drum machine left the closet to be installed on the workbench. We’ve also put in place a mic for those quick vocal guide tracks. Pre production finally starts, now. The rack is fully loaded with (analog) outboard. We’re thinking about upgrading the audio card, we’ll see. We have selected […]

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Folkstudio @Altroquando, we’ll be there!

It will be happening at libreria Altroquando in Rome, we’ll be (hopefully) selected via web file listening then the contest will go live. We’ll see. We’ve just decided to go with three songs performed with just acoustig guitar and percussions. Just as they did at Folk Studio in the seventies.   We are getting organized […]

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My articles on accordo.it – the beginning

I started to release articles about guitars, amplifiers and home recording since 2001 on accordo.it. Here, in a single place, you’ll find the very first, those without videos. Unfortunately some links to audio files are missing but the story is there Gibson Nightwahw series: big, misunderstood guitars Fender Blues Junior: a workhorse I’ve been using for […]

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