MacLellan Bagpipes Sounds
James Cowie, Australia Highlanders, Boyle Boys, Red Fox & New Paradigm, Dawning of the Day
Roddy, I finally recorded a couple of tunes last night. I used one mic on the chanter, one on the drones. These are the Cocobolo original profile drones with your ABW solo chanter. I used EZE Drone reeds. Interesting side note...I didn't re-tune the drones for each of these three recordings. I tuned them, then recorded each tune, listened back to each, then recorded the next one. Yours Aye, Jeff
Jay Close plays MacCrimmon's Sweetheart on the Antique Edition drones with the Antique Bore. This is as close to the original Antique bagpipe as we could get. The set we copied is possibly as much as 250 years old. The drones pitch at 466 with modern reeds. This recording was done with a blackwood Bb 466 chanter and Rocket reeds.
Irish moutarde, with A440 chanter, Our first single, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ0rzsNfmIc&feature=g-all-u
Below is comparative Graph of some bagpipe drone sound files. You will see the depth and power of The MacLellan drones ( yellow line) throughout the entire range, but especially in the bass and then again in the very high harmonics.
Used with permission from Professor Collier Hyams.
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