Ancient Cymbals and Tymps – The sound of wobbly percussion recorded through the back of a sofa using a loudspeaker as a microphone.
Attack! – Mellotronic aggression, repressed anger and a harpsichord. How very British!
Barry Tone – One from the unused pile, a low sax with altitude (attitude – ed.)
Jack Bruce Violins – This is an odd one. Although these are the well known 3 violins, the clarity and eq of these recordings is unlike any other master so we are serving them up again with no apologies.
New Mixed Brass – It’s new, it’s brassy and it gets stains out of carpets.
Chamber and Ensemble – A delicate fusing of blown instruments carefully assembled and recorded for a gentle balance.
Crimson Flute – Mr. Ian McDonald’s classical flute.
Custom Orchestra 1 – This and the one following were commissioned sometime in the past so we thought you’d like to hear them.
Custom Orchestra 2 – The other one…
Electric Cello – Mr. Levin’s impeccable playing. One take, every note in tune!
Horny – French horns and trombones in a rampant outpouring of emotions.
Jarring Orchestra – An ensemble of special JMJ tapes from ‘97 when we supplied a MKII for a world tour.
Kazoo – Sorry! Someone obviously recorded this aeons ago and then hid the tape in the hope it would never be found.
Medieval Too – A commissioned rethink of the original M400 classic. Same instruments but different recordings.
Piercing Wine Glasses – Love being surrounded by dogs? You better be as these will attract the neighbourhood.
Reedz – Oboes, Cor Anglais and Clarinets jostling for position.
Vibrato Flute – This is one of our little known recordings, probably heard by fewer than ten people. A metronomic vibrato, superb tone and control.
Woody Brassy Violins – A commissioned section from way back. Not sure about the exact contents after so long but the name gives a good indication.
CHAOS COLLECTION – Many years ago before we had decent editing, the idea was hatched to create random sounds from similar recordings. The task proved too difficult at the time but the idea was resurrected recently. Essentially, when you play the CHAOS FLUTE, each note is from a separate recording with a different timbre providing the ‘chaos’ element. However, layer these with a similar sounding tape-bank in M-Tron Pro for superb results.
The chaos collection comprises:
- Chaos Brass
- Chaos Choir
- Chaos Flute
- Chaos Sax
- Chaos String Section
- Chaos Violins