Hammond fun.

We had a fun few hours last week recording ‘Hammond’ organ for a blues project. Not an original Hammond organ, a modern remake (www.keyborgan.com), but an original Lesley speaker. Recording a real Lesley speaker is a challenge… noisy and windy! Noisy, just because they always are (the ones we’ve been involved with so far anyway) valves and old circuitry and windy because the speakers spin at quite a rate when they get going so mic’ placement is key. All turned our well and sounded brilliant. Played as always with great skill by Mr Tim Hudson.

(These pics show our initial mic’ placement…. the final mic’ placement saw us move the top mic’s further apart but still above pointing down to avoid wind noise on the mic’s from the spinning horn at the top)