Hadn't tried this before, ain't too bad. Next I'm going to record the aeolian harp (or 'The Wires') with pick-ups and also through a polystyrene box and compare the results. I've always been a fan of the latter for its character but, after jamming along with drums to Josie bowing on the harp, I'm looking for ways to isolate the sound.
PS: Here's a recording of the wires vibrating and a bit of bowing, through both the guitar pick-ups (left channel) and a SM57 in the polystyrene box (right channel). The two sources complement each other and the polystyrene adds some frequencies between 1-3kHz, which I guess is the warm distorted character I like.
PPS: Here's a tune I made with the recording in the link above. It's a dubby sorta thing that gets a bit dynamic in places.
This title is a bit misleading as I've only got a bunch of demo tracks really. It's the product of February's RPM Challenge. Gentle Borrower was the first track I was promoting and, at this stage, I'd pick Blue Moon as the follow-up. My partner Josie likes Amazonian.
You can hear it on the
Just remember the version at RPM is only the first draft. The level of the vocals really sucks and the balance is a bit askew in most places.
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