I revisited an old ambient guitar piece I did in 2011 recently and decided it had potential to go on the collection of ambient tunes I want to release this summer, but it would benefit from some editing to get rid of excessive noodling, and some improvements in mixing and production since I’ve got better mix tools now than I did in 2011.
I ended up not keeping any of the old tracks and completely rerecording all the parts over this weekend since it’s a 4 day weekend for me. I recorded the parts over two days.
It gave me a chance to use some studio tools I didn’t have back in 2011 - my Strymon Timmeline delay pedal, my Morpheus Capo and Bomber pedals, my Digitech Luxe pedal, my Electro Harmonx Super Ego pedal, the Waves Abbey Road Chambers reverb, the Eventide Black Hole reverb (the Black Hole has been invaluable in creating ambient pieces since I got it), the Exponential Audio R2 reverb, and Waves SSL and TG12345 channel strips and NLS mixing console emulation plugins.
I’m a big fan of artists like Steve Roach and Brian Eno, who use synths for a lot of their music. But I am a guitarist, so I used guitars, except for the synth that comes in about halfway through the piece, which is the PPG2.V.