Corey Fujimoto works (for lack of a better word) full time at The Ukulele Site. He plays most of our sound samples for the website (TheUkuleleSite.com). And he has a solo album you can learn more about here- Corey Fujimoto “Fables”
Pachelbel’s Canon is the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. It was speculated that the Canon may have been composed for Johann Christoph Bach’s wedding, on 23 October 1694, which Pachelbel attended. Johann Ambrosius Bach, Pachelbel, and other friends and family provided music for the occasion. Johann Christoph Bach, the oldest brother of Johann Sebastian Bach, was a pupil of Pachelbel. Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in the 20th century.
This was recorded with one microphone made by a Slovakian company called Flea. It’s a direct copy of a Neumann U47 tube mic that hasn’t been in production since 1965. The vintage U47 is a true classic, the preferred choice for Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, and loads of other amazing vocalist. But it’s also been popular for instrument miking. For instance George Martin used it for the strings on “Elenor Rigby”. Lots of horn players like Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins used it. The U47 was also used in classical recordings like Mercury Records’ ‘Living Presence’ series. Unfortunately, all the original U47’s are over 50 years old and usually over 10 grand in cost. So I was glad to find this company, Flea, making a great copy of the U47. In this recording there is no EQ, compression, or reverb. Just a mono signal in a fairly “dry” room. Nothing fancy, just a good musician playing good music recorded with a good mic,..and that just leaves one more key element that also needs to be good, the instrument.
This is a Collings mahogany tenor (UT1) that Corey recently bought to have an ukulele tuned one step up. So he used Fremont soprano strings to allow for the tension caused by tuning higher. The tuning is one step up so A D F# B.
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