There’s few instruments that I covet more then the Rhodes. Todays noize happens to be some noodle loops created from a current work in progress. Some clips are an odd 3 over 4 rhythm that repeats over 6 bars, others are a melancholy bliss.
So I’ve had this idea floating around this head of mine for some time. As an act of self discipline, wanting to archive my creative progressions, & being inspired by “365 photo projects” I going to be releasing a audio loop/noize clip from whatever the days adventure in audio might be. Could be a drum loop, synth line, bass riff, Rhodes noodle, or the result of a pizza & bourbon overdose. Time will tell.
I love the original Groove Tubes pre fender MD series mics. The ones with the 9pin sub & external power supply. I own the MD1 & 2. Getting hard to find these modern classics. I replaced the tube with Continue reading →
I’ve induced 3 others I recorded for test purposes. (Prophet 08 , Udu, & Tabla.)
I record a lot of hard percussion, Udu & Tabla are the hardest to get to sit in a mix. They have very FAST attack with sustain at times. It’s hard to get both to translate. Anyways I recorded some BS perc noodling to see how the OS would handle them.. I’m impressed. Checkout the end of the Udu test, The low doom sounds have a nice harmonic/grit added to them from the OS.
I wanted to see how the 414 & SR78 measured up for overhead duties. Both work exceptionally well but with drastically different outcomes. I personally prefer the SR78’s. By design they roll off the lowend when not used as close spot mics. This is perfect when used with other individual drum mics. If one had to only use two mics, then the 414 would be a much fuller sound. With my setup I prefer the improved mid&high end clarity from the SR78’s when used in conjunction with others in a mix. Rides just sing with the sr78’s