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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Processed Electric Cello demo Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As I recorded this demo, I was reminded of how much more work I need on my cello playing - intonation, bow control... everything! But then y'all would have had to wait for years if I decided to fix up my cello technique first.

Demo features my Todd Keehn 5-string cello, EHX HOG, and Roland VG-99:
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7783807

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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it sounds pleasantly bluesy Very Happy Good Exclamation

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

There are some interesting sounds there, does the Cello have a midi pickup?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice one, fits nicely with the thunder here too Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very cool Gov!

Wow I bet you can pull off all sorts of mid-east sound not having frets!
A crazy ethnic thing with long delay would be haunting.

Thanks for your clip.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very nice, I enjoyed that! Hope you upload more soon, the microtonal and timbral possibilities of a cello, combined with the HOG/VG combo is truly fascinating!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wow, I didn't expect this many kind responses! Thanks, everyone!

Yes, the cello has an RMC polyphonic pickup system, with the electronics in a separate box (EQ and gain sliders, mono out, GK out, battery). Todd chose RMC for the sound quality first and foremost - the potential for MIDI was kind of a bonus. RMC (Richard McClish) was one of the brilliant minds behind the Zeta MIDI violin. Here's his website: http://www.rmcpickup.com/

At some point I will combine this instrument with the product of another brilliant Zeta alumnus - Keith McMillen's StringPort.

I'm currently pursuing my jazz DAW "living template" idea, in which I create a DAW project for each jazz tune. Last night, I recorded the bass line, chords, and some of the melody line on guitar, cello, and keys for jazz cellist/educator Chris White's tune "Mello Cello Blues". What makes it a living template is that I'll rerecord one or more parts to the tune as part of my jazz practice. Thus, a little sloppiness here or there during initial recording doesn't bother me so much, though I guess it would be fun to do occasional masters of the DAW project to document my progress. One interesting thing I discovered, while fooling around with a guitar solo, with the Roland VG-99's Fender Twin model is I can hear the virtual springs in the virtual amp's virtual reverb unit go "boing" when I accent certain notes on the guitar. So far, the HOG has only been used for adding lower octaves to the cello for the bass line, but one never knows.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very Happy

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sounds great, and the living template idea sounds v.interesting

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