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Subject: RE: [motm] Spring reverb and amps

From: "Brousseau, Paul E (Paul)" <noise@...>
Date: 2000-03-29

Well, here's a mid-way perspective. My Yamaha A3000 sampler has a reverb
effect called "Grand Canyon". I can't think of any instrument being played
in the grand canyon. Well, maybe a harmonica, or 6-string acoustic slide
guitar. And a wolf. Definately a wolf. Or coyote. But not too many
pianos, or drums, or anything else. Would I use it for anything other than
a harmonica? Hell yes!

Since we're artificially creating sounds of all types, why not use
artificial ambiances of all types? And when I say artificial, I'm talking
about the process, not just the result-- articial is electric, "real" is

--PBr, pbr, pbr, br, br, r, r, r...

> -----Original Message-----
> From:David Bivins [SMTP:dbivins@...]
> Sent:Tuesday, March 28, 2000 5:39 PM
> Subject:RE: [motm] Spring reverb and amps
> Funny--I've been thinking more and more that it's kind of hilarious to use
> a
> good digital reverb (i.e. one that emulates a "real" space) on sounds that
> don't occur naturally in an acoustic space (don't nit-pick me)--know what
> I
> mean? For example, medium hall reverb on guitar, bass and drums makes
> sense--you get the illusion of a group playing in a certain space. But in
> what space is a modular playing? Mind you, I'm talking about synth-only
> stuff, not synth stuff in the context of a rock or jazz or orchestral
> group.