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All leslies cabinets sounds different why?

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Its all about Varying the AM and FM

by Mic Tech. how to do it ?


4.) 4 different leslie classes


a.) Tremolo Leslie Class- how you mic it will sound more tremolo


b.) Vibrato Leslie Class- this is how you mic it will sound more Vibrato


C.) Chorus Leslie Class- this is how you mic it will sound more Chorus and could be the Cabinet material and baffle that makes it sound Chorus


D.) Dopper Leslie Class- This is alot of Pitch Shifter and Phase shifter This is how you mic it and the maker or Cabinet material could make it sound more Pitch shifter and Dopper effect


The vibrato Leslie class- slightly out of tune


2.) Is it the Baffle? , the pulleys?, speaker size?, Cabinet material?, the Scoop?

What makes it more vibrato? or more tremolo? or more chorus? or more Dopper?

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All your listed components and how they are set up contribute to the sound (you should add the amp, gain, speed to that list).


The room and where you put the Leslie in it also makes a difference.


What do we want? Procrastination!

When do we want it? Later!

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Actually, no. :)


A Leslie can be a difficult beast to mic up for optimal results. While I certainly agree with your mic tips, IMO distance, angles and other factors also come into play. Some people prefer the sound of the horn mics at 180 degrees, while other people have different preferences. But it's not always a simple matter to get the optimal tone. :)


As to the original question - Of course, ramp up and ramp down produces that great Doppler effect, and a good tech can adjust the relative speeds of each rotating element (horn and drum) for you. The ramp speed is usually a matter of inertia - the drum will take longer to ramp up to speed due to its larger physical size and increased weight / mass.


How you have the B3 / C3 set will also make a difference, and you have various controls available for adjusting rotor speed for the Leslie, as well as your chorus / vibrato settings over there that you can tweak, as well as the drawbars, etc. And of course, the size of the Leslie, the amp used, the drivers in the Leslie... all of that stuff and / or how it is set will have a direct bearing on the overall sound.


Toss in mic placement, different mic choices, mic preamps and all of the other possibilities of the recording path and you can see where a lot of different tonal variations are possible.


Of course, the REAL experts on this matter hang out over on the Keyboard Corner forum here on Musicplayer, so you might want to also ask over there. :)

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