Gtoledo3 Posted February 16, 2003 Share Posted February 16, 2003 Saw them at the Tampa Theater this past thursday. They are truly a class act. This performance they had a sax player and tabla player, in addition to the usual lineup of Bela, Victor Wooten, and Future Man. The sax player is part of the regular lineup now, but the tabla player was only there for this performance. The mic setup was a mix of Shure KSM 27's and 32's. There were two 32's on the saxophone; one low and one high to get full coverage of the sound despite his tendency to move the bell up and down. There was also a clip type mic on the bell; they used the feed from this to run through various effects, including auto wah and harmonization. On the tabla they were using a SM 57 that looked cobbled together from about three different mics, one of them being the unidyne III version. The 27's were used for incedental vocals in a couple of songs and stage banter. There was also another mic on the drum overheads, that I could not identify, as well as some other things that I just couldn't see from my vantage point. They were all excellent musicians- Victor Wooten has to be the best bass player I have ever seen live. Future Man and his "drumitar" is something else as well. It's especially interesting when he plays the drumitar with one hand and the drum kit with the other. Bela Fleck is also smoking! If they come to your town check them out! Want mix/tracking feedback? Checkout "The Fade"- www.grand-designs.cc/mmforum/index.php The soon-to-be home of the "12 Bar-Blues Project" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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