Happy Song: Soul Alphabet
SOUL ALPHABET. This song is probably the happiest-sounding thing I’ve done in my whole life, and it is inspired by all the great African and Jamaican string instrument playing I’ve heard over the years. All the bass lines on this album were played on the treble viola da gamba using an EBS Octabass octaver pedal. On this picture you can see the basic setup I had for recording those bass parts, with the Octabass and an Art tube preamp (both of which I use live), going straight into the Focusrite (I also used the preamp for all the viola parts and not just the basslines). Although the Moogerfooger delay pedal is in the photo, the delays on this song are not from physical pedals but from the awesome delay plugins made by The Interruptor. I highly recommend the whole website he runs (with useful forums on dub production techniques), his plugins AND donating if you do decide to use them – they’re honestly the best delay plugins I’ve ever used!