Botti recordings are all pasteurized cheese. If you want to sound like Botti find a studio magician. You'll get that instant smooth/ex lax jazz tone.
Rowuk brings up the point that one doesn't need to worry as much about projection when utilizing a studio. One can use much less energy to capture the sound with a close mic scenario.
Mr. Rowuk also brings a good point that one doesn't need to push hard to the point of greater brilliance...I simply love that blatty, spitting nawlins brassy sound so I tend to blow my chops out quickly...
Horns can sound sweet but I prefer them to sound loud and rude like a punk rock ensemble. One way to acquire a darker more rounded tone would be to try using a deep v cup mouthpiece.
Currently I have the Warburton 5XD top with a 5 backbore...It's very seductive. The V cup mouthpieces seem to help round out the tone. Relaxed breathing is the big factor in controlling tones.
If I could learn how to relax I might play a heckuv -a- lot better.
Hey! There's B.C. ...... Thought you had gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Thanks for another fresh perspective on trumpeting. And WHY shouldn't someone be able to sound like a (sic) punk rock band (loud and rude are unnecessary adjectives, we know what punks sound like) with their trumpet?
BTW, we're having a Botti Concert at the Turtle Shed ...... you are definitely invited .... Feel free to swim in the MOTE.
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Trumpets are for extroverts - Lee Morgan
BC, you need to add to your sig "Cheese Lover". If you've listened to "all" his music, you must really love cheese (or be from Wisconsin).
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
Hasn't anyone considered his selection of music to play, possibly even with a key signature change from what we may know, although I concur that a lot may be going on in audio engineering that is proprietary and unknown. Still, it certainly helps to have skill and top level equipment.
Chris' tone is very natural. The electronics come from the Sting days I think. The mic gives it that nice echo ( I have used the same setup myself ). The electronics can't " make " a nice tone through. Chris played my Committee without any mics about 2 feet from my face. You can see my Committee in my gallery right after Chris played it and signed it. Judging from the massive responses to " Chris Botti is Awful ", I think we all have the picture now. BustedChops has lost a lot of respect if he/she ever had any in the first place.
1949 Martin Committee Deluxe
Schilke 13a4a ( 80% )
Bach 7C ( 15% )
Bach 5V ( 5% )
You can reduce your need for ex-lax by learning to re-lax. Take a couple of yoga classes. Could be the beginning of a more appreciative life free of musical prejudices.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
Nothing is more contagious or tenacious than music. Once you are exposed it gets inside you and you can never get rid of it. It is also non-discriminating. It can be Ride of the Valkyries, In a Gadda da Vida, the Jeopardy 15 second thinking tune, your most disliked commercial jingle - it doesn't matter. Once triggered, off you go, like it or not.
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