I recently scored this wonderful, but horribly pink toy piano. I found this to be a perfect opportunity to experiment with a few mic techniques. That, and I can never turn down the opportunity for over-the-top ridiculousness.
The result of testing out the D5100 video capabilities. Everything is shot thru a 18-200 with marco ring, no post processing (other then time manipulation).
Audio = Discarded crap drum tracks+Grendel+a lot of coffee. I was feeling a bit guilty that the Grendel Drone Commander was collecting dust, this was a perfect excuse to fire it up. Amazing what a little #ValhallaÜberMod adds to a bunch of BS.
Well this creature decided to disrupt my recording this wet morning. It just wouldn’t shut-up, & So it became the subject. I had a DIY contact mic & my RED ready to go, I taped the contact mic to the window & it picked up surprisingly well.
Left CH = Contact / Right CH = RED Type B R8 via ADL-600
Found a old 1957 vinyl test record the other day with a few gems. I sampled the intriguing 1890 MusicBox, A humorous sound FX quiz that is oddly reminiscent of a Josh silver/Peter Steele production, & a 440 tone. I’ve always enjoyed the test tone narrations of MRL & records like these.
You know it might be time to get out of LA when you get inspired by the 1st seasons rain. Something soporific about the mix of, water, sirens, crows, annoying neighbors, & the city waking up. I had to pull out the mics, pick two random windows, & capture the moment for future creative use. Pulled out the camera snapped some images as well.
Decided to make a little “sample pack” from a midi sync experiment.
This is the by-product of testing an MPC 3000 being a master clock & sequencing a MRB-522 via a rat stompbox, a Prophet 08+ValhallaShimmer, & triggering a octatrack mangling a loop of me on the ole drum kit.