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Old 08-31-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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I recently purchased PM Brett Tidswell's CDs from his website, and I must have listened to that 1st disc about 30 times, and it still never gets old. I was wondering if anyone knew what his set up was for that recording? I just loved the big sound of drones (old Hendersons?) when he strikes in for each tune, and the chanter sounds so balanced with the drones. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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Andy,

You should just ask the man himself...forum member PMT

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...=newpm&u=30951

you can also ask him about that 6/8 as well.......

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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Great idea, thanks. So Thom do you have any guess? I sent an email to PMT, but My guess is that he is using Kintail drones, ezeedrone tenors and a cane bass. For the chanter.... After listening to the recordings from his website, I would guess New Henderson chanter with a MacPhee reed. Just a guess, and I will let you know what I find out.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:27 AM   #4
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No idea Andy as I haven`t had the pleasure of hearing his cd. I think I remember PMT saying in a post that he has Kintail drones as well as some custom made "Henderson" bored drones,so,you may well be correct........let us know!

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Old 09-01-2010, 03:46 PM   #5
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the recording was done with his 1930 Henderson's with ezeedrone tenors and a crozier bass. The chanter was a McC2 with a Warnock reed. If you have not had the pleasure to have a listen to his CDs, you are truly missing out. The recordings are top notch and the playing is out of this world (big surprise). Brett has put together a great mix of tunes on his CD, there is a really great flow to the album for sure.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Here is the website where I purchased the CDs from:
http://www.schoolofpiping.com/sale.htm

I would be very interested in hearing what anyone else thinks of the recordings.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:08 PM   #7
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The recording is very enjoyable. Brett Tidswell has contributed so much to our effort. His publication, his web site and his recording are a generous collection representing what is best in piping and reminds me why I love it so much.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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Another thing I so enjoy about this cd is that every time i pop it in I hear something new and interesting. I put it in tonight and sat back to listen, by track #2 I was totally into that wall of sound coming from the drones. However, during track #4 the MSR, my focus fell directly on the tone and pitch of the chanter. I was just blown away at how amazing it sounded coming from a cd. I have a solid collection of piping CDs, and I swear I have never heard a chanter / drone combo sound that fantastic on a studio album. Don't get me wrong, I truly enjoy my collection of piping CDs, but they are studio recordings. I'm not sure what the process was for Brett's recording, but he definitly capture, in my opinion, a very live sound. Again, anyone else that has had a chance to get a copy and have a listen, please let me know what you think.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:39 AM   #9
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He list 2 CD's on his site. Which one are you listening too?

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #10
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I was referring to disk 1, but both disks are outstanding.
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