- November 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm #6457LowboyParticipant
Here is a recording of my band. I took an Audio Technica stereo mic and stuck it in the middle of the room. It was connected to my 70-dollar pocket recorder. Then my acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and I stood about two feet from the mic and recorded these two songs fully acoustic. No amps, no effects. I copies the files to Garage Band, EQ it, and added reverb. That was it. My band is now looking to add a bass player (cello, double bass, or acoustic bass) and we think that will make an immense difference. I am only going to leave this recording up for a few days to comply with fair use copyright laws. LowboyNovember 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm #6460Alan BrintonParticipant
Very captivating, Tom. The interplay between vocalist and melodica is terrific, playing off each other, delicate, unpretentious. More of a flute than a harmonica sound — I like it a lot. Thanks.November 25, 2015 at 2:11 am #6476LowboyParticipant
Thanks Alan. I have a cold, so I kept running out of breath before finishing my phrases. But I was surprised how close I got to the sound I am looking for in a completely acoustic environment.
These days I see myself developing two sounds: one is an alto/soprano type sax sound and the other is the tube-driven harmonica sound. For this band, it is the alto/soprano that works best.
LowboyNovember 25, 2015 at 8:10 am #6480Alan BrintonParticipant
So maybe you should incorporate that into your technique! (the running out of breath effect, that is)
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