Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

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dharmicbum
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Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by dharmicbum » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:26 am

Hello deadheads, I ´m grateful to be on this forum to discuss wonderful things.

I am studying audio engineering in my first year. We have gotten an assignment; We should pick a song and try to record it with the intention of making our recording sound as similar to the original as possible.

With the recent passing away of Hunter I chose one of his most well known song; Box of Rain, I also chose it because it was recorded in a studio and not on a live show which makes it easier to emulate.

I am wondering if you know where I can read about how they recorded this? What mics they used, what amps and so on?

I have tried to google but most results only discuss how the song was written. I have not found much info on how the dead worked in the studio since most material is about how their set up during live shows would work.

Maybe you have some knowledge on the subject?

Grateful for anyone who can help me to recreate the wonderful sound of this song.

Kind Regards from Sweden (Grateful dead is not very known here, no one in my class had heard them...) :bears2

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Re: Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by patchthenation » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:27 pm

Welcome to TN dharmicbum! Greetings from Cali to Sweden! :welcomewave

Not sure I can be of assistance in your search, but I think that's a pretty cool project! :bears2 will you be using real instruments or creating on a computer? This link is pretty detailed for what gear the members were using and when: https://reverb.com/news/the-gear-of-the-grateful-dead

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Re: Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by SunshineSue » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:16 pm

Welcome to TN, dharmicbum! I hope someone around here can help you out! :welcomewave

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Re: Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by LostSailor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:48 pm

That's a lofty goal :leafsmile

First you will need a classically trained violin and trumpet player with perfect pitch who also plays the 5 string bass guitar. Add some thick air around the changes. Wait a minute , that's Unbroken Chain !!

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Re: Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by Mojohand714 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:19 pm

You can also find a lot of good discussions about equipment and sound in the forum @ rukind.com

The freakshow here is cheering you on and waiting to hear your finished or partially finished masterpiece!

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Re: Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by dharmicbum » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:13 pm

Thanks for the advices everyone! Will come back when I learn more
patchthenation wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Welcome to TN dharmicbum! Greetings from Cali to Sweden! :welcomewave

Not sure I can be of assistance in your search, but I think that's a pretty cool project! :bears2 will you be using real instruments or creating on a computer? This link is pretty detailed for what gear the members were using and when: https://reverb.com/news/the-gear-of-the-grateful-dead
Will be using real musicians for this, other students who studies music.
Will use real instruments only and possibly emulators if I need to get the sound of a certain amp or something but want to keep it as real as possible without the help of plugins just like the real grateful dead would!

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Re: Recording: How to sound like Box Of Rain?

Post by 2-73 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:02 pm

Grate assignment....sounds like a good teacher.

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