This playlist has beats that I believe all use the same sample. The instrument acts the same in each beat, with the distinct vibrato and 3 descending bass notes in "Natures Way", "Curcuma", and "The Grade". Anything helps, and thanks for checking this out!
Here are the basic problems: 1. you can't get analog vibrato from a contact mic (no surprise). 2. sticking a mic down the tube doesn't sound great, at least not without some sort of electronic intervention to kill off the higher harmonics (no surprise there either). 3. There is a signal to noise problem. Note, this will compound if you stick a mic down every tube. It will add noise (arithmetically? logarithmically? not sure) without any gain in signal. 4. There is another resonance problem associated with putting a dynamic mic near or in the resonance tube: Even when there is no key being struck the tube is resonating with all the white noise that is coming from the marble machine. This is only amplifying your noise problem.
I see only two ways forward:
I'm hoping to cut a path through the trees for you
This is a candid proposal about the mics on the vibraphone.
I have no skill in music, or vibraphone, or any sound caption, but what if there are mics attached on the plate supports Alex made in the #93 episode, 1 by channel, no need to connect and disconnect any time when changing the plates, they are allready connected.
Mic will be just under the plate at the ideal place for the sound and just above the pipe for the resonnating sound.
I don't if this is a realisible proposal, having a bi-directionnal mic, there will be 2 channels for each plate, 1 for the plate, 1 for the pipe, so that if no resonnating sound wanted just have to mute the bottom channel and keep the upper one.... and going further may be it would be interesting to try no plate sound but just the resonnating one.....
Of course microphones must be protected from accidental changing plate operations
I would love if someone could recommend some jazz songs, albums or artists who play the vibraphone. I just found out what this instrument is called in english and i don't know much of this musical genre, so a little help to guide me would be really appreciated
I know it's not a normal synth, but I'm looking for something that would have a great Rhodes/Glock/Vibra sound. Currently I use my computer with a Midi keyboard and run FL Studio with a Harmor Plug-in Synth with a tweaked out keyboard sound. I'm looking for a stand alone that isn't terribly expensive that can get the job done.
EDIT I'm actually looking for a stand-alone keyboard that I don't have to plug my computer into. Nord would work, but they're 11ndy billion dollars. So any keys out there that have solid sounds built in?
Update::: Has anyone had experience with the Roland Go Keys?
Help! Anyone know of anything great?
I think I understand what the overtone series is. But can a manufacturer pick and choose which overtone prevails on an acoustic instrument? And would other manufacturers of the same instrument type be inclined to choose a different overtone for tuning purposes?
I previously thought it was either "in" or "out" of tune, but does this go as far as to mean that performers can somehow (either intentionally, or otherwise) adjust more fundamentally how their instrument should sound, contrary to what manufacturers intended?
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EDIT: Found one! Thanks guys. EHX Key9 Pedal (Setting 7). Here's a demo of it played. Man, this is going to make playing Jazz WAAAYY more fun!!!
It's Youtube quality but my immediate impression is that the attack is not as compelling as i expected (then again, emulating the attack of Vibes on guitar that sounds decent would be really difficult) but the built-in tremolo is lovely.
Please let me know if you know of any other pedals that emulate Vibes!!!