The GLYDERAU Blog

 

The Ruan

• 24th Feb, 2016 • 0 Comments

 

Ruan: Chinese Lute
I came across this instrument at an indoor car boot sale in Barmouth several years ago and had no idea what it was or how it should be tuned or played. I picked it up and started to do some finger picking and because the frets naturally stand well proud of the fret board on the Ruan it was easy to press too hard thus sharpening the pitch, which I used to…

Read More...


Recording Process for the album Forward They Cried

• 5th Jan, 2016 • 0 Comments

 

My first piece of recording equipment was a Korg D8, an eight track digital recording studio coupled with a Boss DR5 Rhythm Section which provided the programmed drum tracks, bass and synths. This is where I sketched out most of the early tracks such as: 'Forward They Cried', 'Anthem', 'Tranquil Illusion', 'Jewel' and 'The Wandering'. However it wasn't long before I realised the limitations for editing, duplicating and creating bespoke sounds and I eventually progressed…

Read More...


Newer Posts >>

 
Untitled Document

Archives