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Posted: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:23 by Rav Kaur

Victorian Organ

I am getting ready to make audio samples of an early Victorian organ for the Canon's Ashby project. Its really a beautiful instrument that I plan to kind of re-create in my recording studio through sampling each note on it's keyboard, allowing me to replay any note when I'm back in my studio. Its real old-school technique, but even though I can't claim to be breaking any new ground its a great way of playing around with the sounds of the past, and thus perfect for a WTS soundtrack.

Tags: Canon's Ashby Project, Watch This Space

Posted: Sun, 09 Oct 2011 12:26 by Rav Kaur

Churches

May sees the WTS team zipping around rural Northants visiting five of the counties most interesting churches. As the GPS guides us out of Leicester we hit the countryside and begin to realise how fortunate we are to be carrying out this kind of work. Saxon churches, Norman churches, home-made cake in the village tea room and hours of fascinating interviews with historians, vicars and enthusiasts.

Tags: Saxon, Norman, Watch This Space

Posted: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 12:28 by Rav Kaur

Binaural Experiments

What do you call a man with a microphone in each ear? Well, how about Steve Gibbs, resident musician of the WTS team using his new binaural recording equipment. Binaural is an age-old recording technique that's seen a real upsurge in interest in line with so much headphone-based creative projects. We plan to use it for the first time for our Canon's Ashby project to give a sense of being in a busy Victorian kitchen … and luckily earlier on I found an old mannequin in our storage vaults whose decapitated head I may make use of in my binaural experiments … photos to follow!

Tags: Canon's Ashby Project, Watch This Space