An old tune so you don\'t forget about Trip!
It has been a while since I have participated here, mostly due to the fact that I have put music on the side for a bit (no worries, I will get back into it). Be that as it may, I found some old reel tapes a while back and I have been converting what I want to mp3. Here is a recording that I found.
What I have here is a project that I did for college some years ago (1988 or so). The premise of the project was to demonstrate 3 mic techniques (it was a sound recording class). I chose distant, off-axis, and close proximity.
The bass, drums, and keys were all programmed painstakenly into my Yamaha V50 keyboard. I actually wrote the bass part on bass, then went back to program it in. It took for F**KING ever to do that crap. Then I set up 2 complete amp/guitar setups in my apartment, along with one mic. I had my keyboard and one mic plugged into a cheapo freebie 4-channel mixer, then I let it roll.
The intro is the distant, with my little Marshall Mosfet about 10 feet from the cheesy mic. I had it cranked at the time to get a good balance for the next part. When the body of the song starts, I switch guitars and this axe is plugged into a home-made amp consisting of a Rockman and 2 little boom-box speakers screwed together (one of the coolest little practice amps possible, and battery operated!), off axis to the same mic. For the solo, I literally kicked the amp so it twirled around and was right in front of the mic.
As I recall, I think that I took 3-4 passes at it to get it right, but it was all done in one take. It seemed to me that the the actual switching of guitars is what kept messing me up. I would drop one, or hit the mic, or whatever. I recall being very, very stoned (as I spent much of my college life), and it was right before my class. I got an “A”. Cool.