j-chot accused me of lurking and not posting enough.
so i thought i had better share with the group.
Im in training for a race on Sunday so im not drinking this weekend.
Instead i stayed in and continued working on my ideal live set up.
I am cheap by nature and dont like spending a lot of money on hardware.
i like relying on luck and knowledge of local customs to find useful things.
the following clip features:
a Casiotone MT-52 keyboard getting fed into the mic-in of a bent "Carsan 802 Karaoke Music Centre" which is basically an overgrown kiddies toy. The bent keyboard has been put through an Aria Octave pedal which has been plugged into a Roland Micro Cube amp. (which has some nice basic fx)
the Casiotone and the Micro Cube were bought at the famous Glasgow Barras Outdoor Market.
One day i want to take a bunch of you lot round here. its ace.
I got the MicroCube for 30quid including a decent mic from an eccentric Artist who use to sell random music equipment alongside his paintings of Celebrities.
the Casiotone came with a fetching homemade canvas case, which is lost now.
the bent Carsan was obtained from a Charity shop up the west end (near the university) I have another one exactly the same although bent slightly differently.
These machines are noise beasts. wee snarlers. I am too scared to use them live due to the wild SCREEEEECHING that comes of them. My old flatmate could make them sound EXACTLY like angry chimps. it was uncanny, i cant get the same sound yet.
the Octave Pedal was given to me by a Fork-Lift driver who worked beside me at my first job (lifting boxes of whisky into lorries) He just brought it in and said i could have it because i played guitar and he "couldnae be bothered wi them anymair"
i reckon i could use this set up for a 30-40 min set.
I am now ready to perform at your next feast.