Long story short, when I was playing guitar I didn't do quantizing. Obviously, you can't with a guitar or anything analog. At least back then I didn't know how. As a result, my timing wasn't great and people criticized me a lot on it and rightfully so.donkey tugger wrote: ↑Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:43 amHow come you don't play anymore?wagtunes wrote: ↑Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:30 amYes, I played guitar on this one. I sold it a long time ago.CableChannel wrote: ↑Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:16 amSounds really good. except the highs a little over the top. did you play the guitar yourself? sounds much better than fake VST guitar.wagtunes wrote: ↑Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:41 amAnother oldie. This one from 2010 from my CD "Welcome To Hell"
And yes, the highs are over the top. In fact, the whole mix is a train wreck. I didn't really do any mixing back then. Just hit record and let it go.
When I started ITB recording I still didn't quantize but eventually had to because my playing was actually getting worse with age. Trying to play guitar to a fully quantized track wouldn't sound too good. And while I had already sold my guitar anyway, playing anything free hand these days just sounds bad unless it's a pad which can be a little messy.
Bottom line, I was never a performer. I was a writer who managed to somehow plunk out a track on keyboard or guitar decently enough so that I could get my ideas across. With 1/4 inch tape, I didn't have much choice. It was either that or don't record at all.
Today, everything is on the grid and I would never go back.
And then, I was never a great guitarist anyway. I could play a few bar chords and 5 chords and some simple leads but that was about it.
Trust me, you're not missing anything not hearing me play.