Fast Samba

I recorded this to test a couple of different mics for recording the cajon.  I used a Sennheiser E 602 II, which I used to mic my kick drum with, on the cajon port, and an Avantone CK-1 small capsule condenser on the face.  The mics performed well, I think, especially the Sennheiser.  The Casino is used for the sort of dreamy chords in the background and the lead is my tele on the bridge pickup.  When I do tracks like this, I am mostly going for a mood.  It is repetitive, but it is only 1:33 long.

The cajon sounds quite punchy.  I am pleased.  The lead is just sort of there to be a wandering contrast to all of the repetitious patterned stuff.  Eventually I will put all this stuff together into an actual song.

Yeah, it’s kind of Dire Straits meets “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number.” Influences show.

Update: Craig put some different lead guitar ideas on the track:

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1 Response to Fast Samba

  1. bcsnorgrass says:

    Sultans of samba!

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