Since I have recently taken the plunge and made a few amateur recordings of myself, I quickly discovered that I know very little about the process. I am hoping there are others on Cafe Sax with experience in this area who can share some general guidelines for getting the best results possible in a less than professional setting.
Some things I am wondering about are mike placement, live or dead room, bell orientation to the mike, how to record the sax separate from the backing track so it can be mixed later, etc. Suggestions for microphones, recording software, mixing software, etc. would also be great.
To the moderators: l wasn't sure where to post this thread. Feel free to move it if it would be better placed elsewhere.
It's about time the Cafe had it's own Blues thread. So here it is.
This is all about you and the Blues No complex jazz changes to challenge
the grey matter, no blistering tempo to change the arthritis . This is open
to ALL members to have a play with. There's NO melody to learn just make up
The backing can be downloaded from here "HoneyRose"
Don't worry the title is just a working title, you can title it what you like. The track has
x5 choruses with a two bar intro, the Key is Bb minor, the tempo is about 80ish.
The chords are.
ll Bbm l F7+ l
ll: Bbm l % l % l Bb7+ l
Ebm l % l Bbm l % l
Gb7 l F7 l Bbm l F7 :ll
Bbm l % ll
Feel free to post as many versions as you like, each time you find another way round
the track press record and share it on here. I know Pete and Aldevis will be joining in on...
The Jericho J6 "pass around" arrived a few weeks ago. I wanted to compare it to my recently acquired Jupiter 567-565 from 2006 and Yamaha YAS-275 from 2004. Oh, and the 60 year old LeBlanc VITO I picked up for a song a few weeks back.
From the left: Jericho; VITO; Yamaha; Jupiter
Unpacking the J6 from its sturdy backpack style case, it appeared to be a brand new "matt gold" model, and Robbie later confirmed it was unused. Not a "vintage" look, but a rather nice scratched/brushed gold under lacquer. I couldn't fault the finish although some of the key rod screw heads had been rather gnarled up during assembly which put me off a little. I queried these with Robbie and he said if I'd been a buyer he would have happily replaced these with perfect ones. So, well handled on the customer service front there. He also mentioned he doesn't set up review models specially. They're just sent out from off the...