New Monsters of Melodica Recording Mr. Pc

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  • #2630
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Here is another installment of the Monsters of Melodica. This recording is another one of John Coltrane’s jewel “Mr. PC”. On this gem I am using my Hammond 44 via the built-in Mic pick-up and by pedal board. I will post the pedal board if you are interested in my set up.

    Thanks
    Melodica-Me

    #2631
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    Impressive. Nice graphics. Are you playing with both hands, Oscar? With your thumbs under the melodica?

    #2632
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Lol, thanks Alan, and no on the thumbs, artist interpretation only, though sometimes I feel I am all thumbs. I really like the versatility of the Hammond melodions, they are truly professional grade, they work well in the studio and live.
    After messing with the amplification for months and finally circling back to the same amp I started with was a little frustrating but, I guess weight should not have been an obstical but more of a challenge. The Traynor K4 has a bass speaker, mid range speaker and a tweeter for the highs. This set up works great for all three Hammond melodions? So I am going to put the $1500 bucks I was going to on use on my new amplifier toward the new Balone Burini Vibrandoneon when it comes out this fall or if it ever comes out.
    Melodica-Me

    #2635
    AvatarLowboy
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    Hi Melodica-Me,

    Awesome playing. I really enjoyed that. I would be very interested in hearing about your pedal board. It sounded like you were using a Leslie simulator. Yes?

    Regards,

    Lowboy

    #2636
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Thanks Lowboy, I knew you would know LOL. I use the actual pedal made by Leslie. When used with my Hammond Hyper on the lower octaves chord wise it sounds a lot like a fat harmonica.

    setup includes

    Pedal Board by Salvage this one is a 24 x 13 “Zombie”
    D.I. box by Sansamp Para Drive DI
    Delay pedal by Moog “MoogerFooger 104Z”
    Reverb by Electro harmonic “Cathedral”
    Volume pedal by Ernie Ball Jr VP 6180
    “Not shown” is my noise gate by Jangle Box J-Gate
    Amplifier Traynor K4,

    Here are some pictures of my setup

    Thanks
    Melodica-Me

    http://s355.photobucket.com/user/BigPwr/slideshow/Case%20D%203%20of%207%20OXV

    #2637
    AvatarMelodica-Me
    Participant

    Thanks Lowboy, I knew you would know LOL. I use the actual pedal made by Leslie. When used with my Hammond Hyper on the lower octaves chord wise it sounds a lot like a fat harmonica.

    setup includes

    Pedal Board by Salvage this one is a 24 x 13 “Zombie”
    D.I. box by Sansamp Para Drive DI
    Delay pedal by Moog “MoogerFooger 104Z”
    Reverb by Electro harmonic “Cathedral”
    Volume pedal by Ernie Ball Jr VP 6180
    “Not shown” is my noise gate by Jangle Box J-Gate
    Amplifier Traynor K4,

    Here are some pictures of my setup

    Thanks
    Melodica-Me

    http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r445/BigPwr/Case%20D%203%20of%207%20OXV/05d3e6283ad4834fff4fe128a9ac09c9.jpg
    http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r445/BigPwr/Case%20D%203%20of%207%20OXV/a1dd2aae9a418794c4eb618e3789d835.jpg
    http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r445/BigPwr/Case%20D%203%20of%207%20OXV/b1c2b9ca535876a3ae972884c3168ac3.jpg

    #2639
    AvatarLowboy
    Participant

    Hi Melodica-Me,

    Nothing but the best I see. I own a Moog Voyager monophonic analog synth and in fact purchased and returned that very excellent 104 analog delay for use with my melodica. I am not sure why, but I did. But it, along with the Leslie box, are beautiful effects. Moog makes outstanding products. I am tempted to try the 104 again one of these days. Thanks for showing your setup.

    I am finding a compressor to be essential for leveling out volume spikes and raising the hard-to-hear melodica out of a live mix . I see you do not have one in your pedal board. Do you not feel a need to use one?

    By the way, yesterday I jammed with an upright bassist and an acoustic guitarist. They both sing pretty good. We were so happy with the results that we are getting back together again today. We are thinking of playing classic blues as a three piece, no drummer. Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, etc. The melodica is sounding really good in this setting. So hopefully I can post some real recordings in the near future, rather than playing with backing tracks.

    I look forward to your next recording.

    Lowboy

    #2641
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Great sound Oscar. Really sounds like a Hammond organ!

    #2642
    AvatarMelodica-Me
    Participant

    Hello Lowboy, I have considered the Roger Mayer RM 85 compressor for recording and live use, but have not pushed the “Buy it now” button in my head. Let’s not start talking about sythiziser, because it will never end. Let’s just say that at one time I owned just about every notable sythiziser ever made and now own none. The last one that left the garage was my Yamaha CS 80. In 2004. And I have kicked myself over and over about. 🙁
    Melodica-Me

    #2643
    AvatarMelodica-Me
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    Thanks Troy, I love the Hammond melodicas, you can use them for so many styles of music.
    Melodica-Me

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