You sound good on both horns.
Nothing too flash, just a Zoom MRS802CD multitrack, a Rode NT2A condensor microphone, and I just add a little of the Zoom's reverb after recording (not a great quality reverb to be honest). The real star of the show is the Rode Microphone, everything else could be reproduced by a computer interface with a mic pre-amp, and suitable software.bluesaxgirl said:What equipment are using to record?
Thanks for the compliment!BigChas said:Nice stuff, Matt. I really enjoyed it. You're playing is really good. I was actually impressed more with the extreme pro job you did with the production on this piece though.
Great up front sound on the horns, but not to the point where they're "in your face." I would really be interested in what effects you used in post production. Obviously a tasty bit of reverb on the horns. Any compression? What mic did you use?
Oops, nm. Somebody beat me to the question.
Thanks silvin! Reverb (that is added digital reverberation or room simulation) helps the sound feel more distant, as if playing in a larger space. I don't alter the tone at all though, and the Rode mic is very faithful, so what you hear is accurate, just as if I were playing in a small hall.silvin said:Waouh Matt I'm really impressed by how you sound good after only one week on tenor and also by how this tenor seems to sound good for that price! :shock: What's the use then to pay 1500 or 2000 € in a pro horn ...
Congratulations, really, what a talent you have!
Do you have the impressions that your mic make the sound a bit round, I mean less edgy (in a positiv way) or is your sound in real so? I think I should try some HR Link these days ...
Very good point, I am a big Art Pepper fan, and would love to play with even 10% of his tone. He could play softly, but on faster harder numbers he could toughen his sound up a little. I guess that is what I would like to develop, a more muscular tone when required. Not a harsh "edge" exactly, just more attitude. I supoose this is achieved by a mixture of tone and articulation, and I am sure it will come with time. My problem is that I pretty much subtone all of the time, so it requires a fundamental change in technique!bfoster64 said:But I'm curious as to what type of music you ultimately want to play. If you intend to stick with light jazz, bebop, bossa nova, and stuff like that, then you won't need to change your tone, but if you want to play more contemporary music you may need to develop a bigger sound with more edge.
Dont EVER retire!! I am sure you sound great. I am always very self critical too. It is what keeps us sane.hgiles said:E-gads, I cannot stand my own recordings! You sound good. Back to the woodshed for me....(or retirement!)