This video is a digital collaboration between myself, my daughters Desirée and Emily and their friend Nicole.
The project started out as an email from Desirée about a month ago. I listened to her recording, done on an iPhone with the Voice Memos app, which featured Desirée singing and playing a Taylor 510 along with harmony vocals by her friend Nicole. I pulled out my ukulele and started playing along with the track. I thought at the time that the uke would really add a lot to their original recording. Fast forward to about a week ago where I was on Spring Break visiting my girlfriend, Elizabeth R. I decided to do a recording and video of a uke track and a 12 string track to add to their original Voice Memos recording. Once I finished the basic audio mixing and mastering in GarageBand, my daughter Emily offered to create a split screen video where I am playing the uke and my Taylor 12 string.
In this video I am playing a Taylor 455 12 string with a Herco Flex 50 Nylon pick and a Gretsch G9120-SK Koa Uke with a Herco Holy Grail pick.
The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro app and a RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone.
The audio recording was done using some Rode NT5-Matched Pair microphones into an Apogee Duet into an iPad Air running GarageBand. I am using a pair of AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Young Guru Preset headphones for monitoring.
For audio mastering, I added a compressor, multipresser and limiter in GarageBand.
Special thanks to my daughter Emily for the split screen video editing!
?Every human being has a two-million-year old man within himself, and if he loses contact with that two-million-year old self, he loses his real roots.? - C. G. Jung