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Post by Guest » Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:38 pm

I added "Recorders" there. I'll make a whole new section tomorrow if it's still needed.

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:49 am

Wow! This is so cool! Recorders get their own section! :) I feel even more at home here in this forum now. :)
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:20 pm

I am now armed with an iTunes gift certificate - and Gentle Giant is on iTunes! So what album should I get? Or Camel, too? I have Breathless... Or any other music in particular that I need to buy? I have so many options it's paralyzing! ;) hahah!
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Post by Alatar » Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:49 am

I have Three Friends and Octopus by Gentle Giant. Both are pretty good, and are generally considered to be their best albums. For Camel, Snowgoose is a pretty safe bet.
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Re: Recorders

Post by Losfer Words » Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:36 pm

gojira wrote:

1. Intro to LZ's "Stairway to Heaven". I think there are 4 recorder parts in various ranges, played I believe by JPJ.
Actually, on Stairway it's a Mellotron used to recreate the flutes, (Some say it was an early Chamberlin, a foreruner of the Mellotron that was at best as unstable as an early Moog exposed to heat. ) http://www.e-prog.net/keyboards/mellotron.htm

I've tried playing the recorder once. I think I only succeeding in creating either a dog whistle for Cerebus and other hounds of hell or a device to call forth Banshees and Nazgul.
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Post by FredProgGH » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:27 pm

He used the standard Mellotron flute sound to do it live and voiced it rather differently-- those are some dang good recorder samples if that's what it is on the album. I have always been under the impression the studio version was JPJ playing actual recorders.
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Post by Losfer Words » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:50 am

But I read it on the internet, it must be true :P

Some good photos here of Chamberlin's, Mellotrons, and Fairlight's ($60,000 for 24khz samples? woohoo!) and etc.

http://www.creativesampling.com/article ... /page2.php

if it had been a chamberlin in the studio they would have to rewrite the lyrics to "the piper will have to wait 8-9 seconds for the tape cartridges to rewind before leading us to reason"

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