Effects, Spirit of Radio, Rush

Joe61

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One of the covers my band plays is Spirit of Radio. I saw a music video where Neil plays a midi pad with samples that sound like triangle notes. Its the first part of the two bridges in the tune. I would like to incorporate this in my playing. Does anyone here have a suggestion on how to obtain this effect? Is it indeed a triangle? I recently purchased a Roland SPD-SX and learning how to use it. I have had success creating effects with the record feature. Any Ideas how I might get this done? I don't have one but could a glockenspiel be used as a substitute?

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It's a glockenspiel sound, and the controller pad is a MalletKat, which is sending MIDI to Ableton Live. He also uses the MalletKat to play the marimba during drum solos, and to trigger the occasional wind chime or thunderclap sample.

I have a good quality glockenspiel for my Rush tribute act. The student bell kits don't project very well, but I found a pro-grade Musser glock for like sixty bucks on Facebook that sounds great when everything else is going.
 

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I used a student grade glockenspiel for my rush tribute back in the day - worked ok. I have those notes written down somewhere if you need ‘em.
 

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I used a student grade glockenspiel for my rush tribute back in the day - worked ok. I have those notes written down somewhere if you need ‘em.
If those notes are handy yes please. It will surely help.
Thank You
 

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Yeah me too, I bought a set of Ludwig Bells in 1980 when my band did Spirit of The Radio. The only issue you will have is miking the bells to be heard. I sang at the drums also, but not in that song, so it was fairly simple for me to swing the Shure SM58 vocal mic down over the bells.
 


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