Mudcat Café message #1973631 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99140   Message #1973631
Posted By: wysiwyg
20-Feb-07 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Field Recording... Yourself
Subject: RE: Field Recording... Yourself
Thanks, all.

Jim Lad, that is a GREAT example of how to use them! I wonder if you'd swap me a soundfile to hear the sound qualities?

Black Diamond, what do you do with it when it's done? I mean, how do you use the recordings? (Swap one with me?)

One reason I'm so thrilled (I thrill easily) is that back when we started, we did field-record, onto tape. We were doing mostly denominational hymns and a little "praise" "music." The equipment we had at the time made catching these a cumbersome chore... as a result, I have only those first recordings and NONE of the explosion of black-gospel-based material we went on to develop-- which uses my lower voice, a different from of phrasing, and completely different instrumentation.

I am already accumulating a bunch of stuff far more reflective of what we actually do, nowadays. The timing is great-- we use the more black-gospel-laden songbook during Lent, which is just getting underway, because the penitential, lugubrious Lenten music that is usually used just isn't right for us.