A Canadian dulcimer through a reel to reel...

The story

This sweet little instrument is called a Merlin. It’s a dulcimer by Canadian guitar makers Seagull. I recorded it using two handmade, cardioid mics, then passed it through my reel to reel, for a real Sufjan Stevens sound πŸ™‚
I intentionally kept the noise, but I realise, playing it, that it has quit a lot of low end, which piles up if you play too many notes.. Also it’s a bit at out tune.

The keyboard is divided into two sections, From C0 to C4, it’s an arpeggiated, sustained note, from C4 to C6 is one note.
I suck at coding so my nki isn’t the best… But feel free to create a new one of course.


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