Trembling Radiator

Trembling Radiator

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Having followed Pianobook since it’s inception I thought it was high time I tried my hand at this sample making malarkey. My first experiment turned out better than I expected so I present to you The Trembling Radiator

My Godin Radiator guitar very lightly sampled through a tremolo effect on my Boss BR-80, both plucked and played with an Ebow plus 3 pads I made using those samples.

Though very basic I hope these sounds may be of some use to the Pianobook community.


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As crisp as the alpine air

4.0 rating
May 1, 2021

When I glimpsed the caption for this instrument on the You Tube Pianodrop thumbnail my initial thought was, “Would you look at that, someone’s gone and sampled a radiator. What a time to be alive!” I had no idea the Canadian company Godin made a guitar called the Radiator. I had the pleasure of noodling on a Godin fretless bass about 25 years ago and remember enjoying its rich sound with affection. Simon’s Trembling Radiator is a different beast altogether. My rule of thumb for a usable instrument is one that quickly suggests its own melodies. This one proved perfect for an ambient project I’m working on, for which I needed a crisp, mountainous, tremulous sound that stated itself without slicing off the top of the listener’s head. I’ve grown to love tremolo on guitars having once dismissed the effect as too redolent of the 1950s and early rock ‘n’ roll. I now realise there are few sounds more expressive, and Simon has captured the best of that quality with this trembling beauty.

Chris Bell (wordsSHIFTminds)

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A Godin Radiator guitar very lightly sampled through a tremolo effect

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