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    My favourite song
    Is that an Ovation?
    If the iPad is the new model, I heard the built in mic is already very good.
    Great singing and playing as always. Truly inspiring !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    My favourite song
    Is that an Ovation?
    If the iPad is the new model, I heard the built in mic is already very good.
    Great singing and playing as always. Truly inspiring !
    Oh, thanks young Brenda. I'm glad you enjoyed as it was fun to do. It's right up their on the list of my favourite songs too.

    The guitar is actually a 'Freshman Apollo 1' - Freshman being a Scottish family run business. I don't know how big a company they are nowadays, but at the time I bought this they were relatively small.

    I was travelling around on my own living from hotel to hotel for about 2 years at the time I bought it (some domestic problems, don't ask - it'll start me off lol) and in a hotel lounge just outside Glasgow was a young lad singing and playing his Freshman guitar to all the residents. He was good, and it got me realising how much I missed playing myself.

    So the next day I went straight to a guitar store in Glasgow to buy a cheapish guitar to travel with me, and on which I could pick up playing again and which would keep me company in my lonely hotel rooms at night. (Big enough sob story yet? lol)

    I tried a few and THIS one just felt right. For me, it played and sounded better than any other make I tried in the price range which was about 300 U.K. at the time.

    I've enjoyed it ever since, and I've read a lot of pro-musos have since bought Freshman guitars, including Dean Friedman who's another of my fave singer/songwriters.

    My iPad is just one of the original iPad Air's and is about 5 years old now. I've recorded nearly all my stuff using it and it's inbuilt mic, and have received lots of nice comments about how it's produced surpringly good sound quality for such a small and basic microphone.

    I've bought some proper recording kit now. Once I've learned how to use it, it'll be interesting to do some comparison stuff...
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    Luv n stuff, Dave

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    * GUITARS
    Freshman Apollo 6 string electro acoustic
    50yr old EKO 12 string jumbo
    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
    American Gibson SG Special
    Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Deluxe (Telecaster)
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

    * UKES
    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

    * OTHERS
    Kawai KM-10 Grand piano & Technics KN-2000 keyboard

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    Thanks for sharing your story
    You know this song is composed by a Canadian right ?

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    Do you use tripod for iPad, young Dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Thanks for sharing your story
    You know this song is composed by a Canadian right ?
    Haha! Indeed. Gordon Lightfoot & Bryan Adams are two of my fave musicians - along with someone called 'Brenda Lee'. Canada obviously has the knack of producing great artistes! x
    Luv n stuff, Dave

    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1N...SLlEsi_kIIi4zg

    * GUITARS
    Freshman Apollo 6 string electro acoustic
    50yr old EKO 12 string jumbo
    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
    American Gibson SG Special
    Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Deluxe (Telecaster)
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

    * UKES
    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

    * OTHERS
    Kawai KM-10 Grand piano & Technics KN-2000 keyboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahalele View Post
    Do you use tripod for iPad, young Dave?
    Hi mate. I have got a 'holder' for my iPad which secures it to a tripod, but if I'm honest, most of the time I just prop it up on a small table in front of me.
    Luv n stuff, Dave

    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1N...SLlEsi_kIIi4zg

    * GUITARS
    Freshman Apollo 6 string electro acoustic
    50yr old EKO 12 string jumbo
    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
    American Gibson SG Special
    Harley Benton TE-40 TBK Deluxe (Telecaster)
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

    * UKES
    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

    * OTHERS
    Kawai KM-10 Grand piano & Technics KN-2000 keyboard

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