Really beautiful playing.
Really beautiful playing.
1962 Leblanc Paris
'58 Olds Recording
Recording to the Music Minus One takes a long time. I had to play along a lot to get used to what the accompaniment would do.
The Arutunian wasn't recorded in my basement. I tried really hard but I couldn't pull it off. The hardest part is coming back in time at the end of the cadenza. If I can find the CD with this on it, I change it for the short version on the site now. On other recordings with a cadenza, I would time the silence and the when recording watch the second hand as I played. I don't have a way of editing so every time I came in wrong the recording was ruined.
The Arutunian was recorded at the music store near my house where my daughter took guitar lessons. It was done in a home made recording studio onto a computer. The guy told me that it was a high end mike. I don't know what kind.
We recorded it during her lesson with other parents hanging around. I could hear the lessons going on while I was playing. I don't know how it didn't come out on the recording. I could see and hear little kids laughing and running around. The music store guy was the engineer. He put the band part on the computer first and then we recorded each section. He had a way of letting me start where or when I wanted. The only thing that was popped in was the cadenza. I didn't have to watch a clock. I just played and he adjusted the recording so the band came in when I was done. I told him not to mess around with the sound. He said he had to compress it. I said "don't do it" and he said that everybody does and I think, did it. I don't know what it did. The trumpet used was a Monette 993.
I wanted to do more recording at home. My wife got me a Audio Technica AT2035 Mike and a Saffire 6 USB that came with a recording program that's too hard to work. It all sits there doing nothing.
That project sounds interesting in how it was done and pulled off. You should dig into that Saffire though - the Focusrite preamps are pretty decent. Virtually every project I've done has been done with GarageBand on my iMac - very easy to use. Also, if you've got the Focusrite preamp/interface, you should also have the plug-in suite, and those plug-ins - the compressor, reverb and parametric EQ, are pretty sweet.
"What we do in life echoes in eternity"
"At my signal, unleash hell."
- Maximus Decimus Meridius
I found the original recording but I can't upload it. I think the file is too big. I also found a big band clip with me playing lead. I'm sorry I can't upload them.
B15M ... go to Soundcloud.com ... you can upload very large music files and it will give you a link for anyone to go listen... it doesn't cost anything and you don't even have to register ... they do have a large user option which you do have to purchase but for what we are doing here it would be perfect.
Last edited by coolerdave; 03-26-2011 at 11:59 PM.
If you can sound Taps please take a few minutes and check out this site.
Bugles Across America > Home
If I did it correctly, you should be able to go here and hear the complete Arutunian and a clip of me playing lead with the local union guys.
Last edited by B15M; 03-27-2011 at 05:59 AM.
I tried Soundcloud too/
My band in a summer concert last year.
An old Jimmy Lunceford tune.
Last edited by Solar Bell; 03-27-2011 at 11:15 AM.
The Willard of Oz
"Don't be afraid to see what you see."
Good idea. No video, but here's a ditty I did on "Angels We Have Heard on High", last Christmas.
It's a solo multitrack project.
John Leslie Francis
Director of Bands/Applied Trumpet
Buy my new e-book, Sound the Trumpet
My blog: www.gloryhorn.com
Member, Bugles Across America
Bb Bach Stradt, Model 43 - with heavy caps
A Getzen Piccolo
John, I like!!! :)
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