What's your favorite instrument to record?

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What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Meriphew » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:01 pm

What instrument do you have the most fun recording? I tend to enjoy recording elect. guitar the most followed closely by vocals.

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Kilroy » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:08 pm

I love to record drums, i dont get to do it that often, most times i record my self, so it kinda sucks going back and forth, but when i am able to record other people. its fun...

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by fuckface » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:20 pm

ya drums

and piano

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Professor » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:16 am

Bagpipes... gotta be bagpipes.



I ever tell you guys about the time I recorded 20 of them in a National Guard Armory building, with five snares, bass drum, bodran & hard shoe dancers!

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Spiderhead69 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:20 am

THE COWBELL..I GOTA HAVE MORE COWBELL !!!!!!!!!

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Dave Nutz » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:14 am

i really like recording vocals for a joke band i do alot of work with. They tend to do weird stuff using guitar stompboxes for vocal effects over looped drums with live guitar and no bass. mostly its improv too...so its has a really cool feel to it..
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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Slider » Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:20 am

I like to record them all!!

I think we're all a sucker for drums because there's so many elements in a drum kit and such a wide range of frequencies.

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Rigsby » Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:00 am

Probably percussion, i enjoy anything acoustic really, though i generally find recording guitars boring, to be honest (flame suit on) i find 98% of things i ever hear played on a guitar quite boring, i think i'm just burnt out on guitars.

If i can include non-instruments then it's definately found sounds, i'm always smiling when i'm doing that. Last night i recorded two guys having a heated debate downstairs in the hall, we live on the third floor and there's a concrete and tile stairwell between them and us that i record in a fair bit, you couldn't really hear the words due to the amount of reverb, just that they were talking in a slightly aggressive manner. I recorded them through my letter box, eleven and a half minutes of good good stuff that'll form the basis of something i'm sure.
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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by inverseroom » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:14 am

Synths. I love to run them through my endless chain of signal-path-twisting junk. And my kids running around upstairs never makes it onto the recording.

If I had a real room that was quiet, I would say acoustic guitar.

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by fremitus » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:39 am

hanging sax

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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by ubertar » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:41 am

mechanical monk. heh.
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Rigsby » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:01 am

ubertar wrote:mechanical monk. heh.
eh?
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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by ubertar » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:04 am

Rigsby wrote:
ubertar wrote:mechanical monk. heh.
eh?
www.geocities.com/ubertar/instruments :D
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Rigsby » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:31 am

ubertar wrote:
Rigsby wrote:
ubertar wrote:mechanical monk. heh.
eh?
www.geocities.com/ubertar/instruments :D
Figured it was one of yours but i didn't remember that one, are their audio samples on your site Ube?

Ube..heh..that sounds funny.
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Re: What's your favorite instrument to record?

Post by Scodiddly » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:36 am

Piano! Especially for live gigs, since I don't record that much. It's such a challenge to get a piano nice and loud without feedback, and with a natural sound.

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