Reply To: Really Nice Blues/Roots Performance with a Meliodica



Recording the melodica from the back side and from about a foot away from the mic would make a substantial difference in the sound. Lots of “air” there.

But in addition, this performance was from the Prairie Home Companion Show. So the band was recorded and mixed by expert sound engineers using professional and very expensive recording equipment. You can bet the melodica was processed and mixed with great care to make it sound good. Playing technique helps too of course. Clearly the performer did not have to worry about being heard (given the professional nature of the recording) and it sure looked like he was playing at a moderate volume, which helps any melodica sound a bit sweeter. Lowboy

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