This Instructable is in the Art of Sound Contest. If you like it, show me some love!
I'm working on a long distance project with my former guitarist. He found himself in an alternative country groove one day, laid down some tracks, and asked me to do something with them. I was honored, of course, and began work right away.
For one song in particular, he recorded some slide guitar licks on his Ovation Celebrity; his playing fit perfectly, but that guitar sound didn't do it any justice. Acoustic guitars, when played with a slide, sound spitty and thin, with too much attack and little body. I just couldn't get it to sit well in the mix - it desperately needed dobro
. EQ'ing was not enough. I had to find a way to model one using his existing track.
Fortunately, modern advances in digital audio and a little ingenuity paid off nicely. In my debut Instructable (debut
meaning first one, so be nice) I will attempt to show you how to turn your acoustic guitar sound into one more closely resembling a dobro. Examples are included so you can hear it for yourself.