Feb 20 2008

A wee tune featuring bowed psaltery

Published by at 3:52 am under audio tracks,Instruments,Sound Recording

Some time ago I acquired a hand-made custom bowed psaltery. Recently, I recorded a wee tune with it. The tracks were recorded in Cubase SX3, and all the processing was done on the computer. I recorded the psaltery part first then, using an old Brian Eno trick, reversed the track so that it was playing backward, and recorded delay with it. The original track, with the delay, were then both re-reversed so that the original track is now playing forward, but the delay is reversed, fading in rather than fading out. All this was then run through the same delay so it has delay coming and going. I then added the two guitar parts.

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