December 18, 2011

A Little Improv...

by Chris Randall

As much as I was tempted to bust out in to high-speed Tyner-esque runs (a fellow lefty, and that's how we do) I managed to hold myself back. Since there will be an inevitable question, I'll go ahead and say now that the CP-80B is running through the TimeFactor and Space, and the Space is set to its Shimmer algorithm. These are the only effects on the piano. (I'm using Ableton Live as a mixer in this context, and Eos and Dr. Device are the sends, but neither of them are on the piano.)

Anyhow, sequenced by Phaedra, as is proper for music like this.


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Dec.19.2011 @ 3:09 PM
@CR . Yeah I think it's that typical " bright " sound that has always left me feeling "uhg" and it would seam every sample library I have ever had that had a cp was in that category ...of course adding a filter or what ever would mud it up to my liking much more , but then again it's always just been more immediate to load a nice grungy roads or dark old piano to get what I'm after . Still I like the CP ergonomics as a work station ;)

Dec.19.2011 @ 3:50 PM
Sounds great... and that outro... fiyyyah.

Dec.19.2011 @ 5:19 PM
Chris Randall
@DBM: The magic one is a CP-80 BM. I have the B model, and dearly wish it was a BM. The BM has MIDI out. Win. Although a Moog Pianobar would fit on an 80 B.


Dec.19.2011 @ 9:55 PM
beauty pill
This piece is super cool. And just like everybody else, I want a CP80 now. Is this the "Red Rain" piano? Sounds like it.

I'm going to admit that I don't fully understand what Phaedra is, but that's largely 'cause I'm frantically trying to complete an album that will be released as a surround-sound installation in a museum in two weeks. So my brain is full.

I'm sure I'll grasp it in January, when this work is over and I can start thinking about other stuff.

- c

Dec.19.2011 @ 11:09 PM
Chris Randall
Yeah, it's the Red Rain piano, along with a lot of other PG stuff. It was kind of his signature piano sound for a while.


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