Now I Believe (2009) by benreaves published on 2012/07/03 05:05:04 +0000 This was the first song I wrote using actual technique, as a sophomore in high school. I had no idea what I had. The center channel acoustic part was completely improvised, and I played two more six-string, a twelve-string, a six-string electric, and bass tracks along with it. Improvised a melody, then put lyrics to it. First attempt at trying to record something the right way, recording all acoustic guitars using a Shure Unidyme IV mic. Was first mixed in Adobe Audition, but decided to re-mix the project in FL Studio 9. Used a wealth of Cakewalk Tape Sims to emulate mixing on tape, then mixdown to cassette. Pitched up 20 cents at audio clip level to simulate unequal tape speeds, often seen on cassette.