Besame mucho

I haven't posted in a while here as I've been away working the axe. So here's last night's short recording of Besame mucho. It's a tune I love working with. As always, scores and tabs can be found from my website. Enjoy!

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  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    Mucho hermosa !
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    What recording set-up are you using there, Mark ?
  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,214Member
    Lovely tone and such expressive playing again! :smile:

    Ow! Don't classical guitars have a wide neck!
  • MarkbluesMarkblues Posts: 74Member
    Mark, yes they have quite a wide neck but once you get used to it you embrace it.

    Kevin, thanks. I Use 2 x NT5 mics at distance and blend them in. I don't go for this method of pointing towards the 12th fret normally. Instead both pointing inwards to the body of the guitar.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    edited May 1
    As it happens I have a pair of Rhodes NTS already - are they the same thing ? What camera/mixing/editing equipment do you use ? How do you get the different camera angles ? Not three, surely ?
  • MarkbluesMarkblues Posts: 74Member
    Hi Kevin. I've not heard of the NTS. I'm no Mic expert but maybe we have the same mics.

    For editing I simply use imovie with the video captured with my mobile Samsung. I have an additional camera AIPTEK and then do the rest with editing. Sometimes to get another angle I will play it again over the track
  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,214Member
    Markblues said:

    Mark, yes they have quite a wide neck but once you get used to it you embrace it.

    I used to embrace it Mark and took classical lessons for a few years too after years of teaching myself.
    But old age and arthritic finger joints make a classical guitars wide neck and flat fretboard a painful experience now! So I just need to be positive and know that I did have a go at it ... once upon a time. There was an acoustic soundboard forum survey a while back on finger length and hand-span - turns out I'm right at the lower end for reach - so that doesn't help either.
    In a recent shopping trip I tried two Guilds of very similar proportions - one was so much more comfortable for my fretting hand - I found it was 12" radius fretboard v 16" on the other. Huge difference in feel. I notice Cordoba use 16" in their "fusion" classical guitars in a bid to attract steel string players and even that isn't enough for me!
  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,214Member
    Markblues said:

    I Use 2 x NT5 mics at distance and blend them in. I don't go for this method of pointing towards the 12th fret normally. Instead both pointing inwards to the body of the guitar.

    Interesting that is!
    I too have found the 12th fret route less than satisfactory and have ended up with a cardioid pointing there and a condenser pointing at the bridge - much improved results.

    I must give your idea a try too. It certainly gives you excellent results.

    I have found for me that having one of the microphones with a condenser capsule gives a much fuller picture of the overall sound from the different parts of the guitar.
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    edited May 2
    What do you use in terms of cameras and production towards finished video ?

    I'm feeling the urge to do some YouTube again - but this time with better quality.
  • MarkbluesMarkblues Posts: 74Member
    Hi guys. Mark have you tried the Yamaha NTX range? They have much narrower neck and so the strings are closer together. I've used this a lot in the past.

    Kevin, i have a galaxy note 5, that doesn't explode and takes pretty good video. Then i simply import into iMovie and edit from there. There are much better real cameras out there of course. But I think for this purpose mobile phones are perfectly acceptable. This promo video below was entirely done from my mobile phone and the help of a friend holding it. Check it out....
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    Thanks. How are you getting the audio down ?
  • MarkbluesMarkblues Posts: 74Member
    Cubase through a UR22 and the 2 x NT5s
    Plug and play
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    I don't see any mics in the church. Is this overdubbed ?
  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 2,779Member
    The NTX range. Yes. A very precise and easy neck. I like them as an electro-acoustic option.
  • MarkbluesMarkblues Posts: 74Member
    Yes that one is. It's simply a promo vid:)
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