View Full Version : Help and listen please - trying to get feedback on how this recording quality sounds

Pukin' Ukin'
01-27-2016, 05:29 AM
Thanks in advance for any input you can give me on how this sound quality is. Does it sound like s&@t or horribly harsh? Any feedback would be SO helpful. I have an idea that I could remove some treble.

Just some quick samples of different types of playing to hopefully get a better idea: https://soundcloud.com/user-user-810991265/sound-quality?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email

Doug W
01-27-2016, 07:02 AM

It is hard to judge since I am listening with built-in laptop speakers. Instead of turning down the treble, try bringing up the mids. You don't necessarily want to lose the highs but experiment with some frequencies closer to your C and E strings.

01-27-2016, 07:45 AM
First off, I would take off the reverb. I would then do a recording with all tones(bass, mids, treble) set the same. Then listen to this and adjust if you want to.

When I recorded my uke, I just did it dry. Sometimes the effects can overwhelm the song.

Brad Bordessa
01-27-2016, 07:46 AM
How are you recording? EQ is only a bandaid on the problem. Try different mic placement to get a sound the is more like what you want.

01-27-2016, 12:05 PM
For me ... it's similar to when I've got a bit too much treble cut set on my electric guitar or I'm playing too far away from the bridge. Are you using a microphone or is it a pickup of some sort? I just get the feeling there should be just a smidgeon more treble "bite" to it, but whether that's the recording/electronics or just the playing style, I can't tell.