I just ran across this old blog post from Allen about recording “I Fall Hard”
It was important to keep the acoustic guitar a certain distance in this song, being that the lead vocal could be overshadowed by a overly present acoustic guitar. Todd’s particular guitar has a very percussive and cutting tone, and so keeping enough distance between it and the mics were necessary to attenuate some of the sharpness of the attack.
I had this starred in Google Reader meaning I meant to post it here but it just got eclipsed by the billion other things I starred. As always, it’s cool to read Allen’s technical stories about making records. Check out his new website at AMSoundRecording.com.