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Mariachi Trumpet Sound
Created by George Bolton
George decided he did not have a suitable trumpet sound that is heard in the Mexican Mariachi Bands and also used by Herb Alpert and his Tijuana brass. So he set about having a go to create a "Mariachi Trumpet"
The results are very realistic when played in context with tunes such as the "Tijuana Taxi" and the "Lonely Bull"
George has produced the settings he made to create this sound in a PDF format that can be printed and taken to the organ. He has also given us a list of tunes to go with the sound such as -
Spanish Flea The Lonely Bull Tijuana Taxi Crea Amor Surfin' Senorita Las Mananitas Winds of Barcelona Swinger from Seville
Click here to make your Mariachi Trumpet
(Coming next from George is a preset in PDF format with a difference! that George has made for the "Lonely Bull")
My thanks to George for his contribution to the Club.
A preset suggestion on how the Trumpet sound could be used
I have enjoyed experimenting with George's Trumpet sound myself, and if you have the OAA arranger you will find a style called "Tijuana" that is great for "Tijuana Taxi"
For me the best feature that Wersi ever built into their software was the "Crossover" feature that came with V5. This allows us to make extensive use of a single preset. Not necessarily good for all aspects of playing, but it is one I use most of the time.
As we all use our instruments in different ways I have now amended this preset to try and get as close to a default preset as possible. When first made I forgot that I had changed STD settings that I use all the time, so it is possible you probably wondered what was going on!! Please give it another try with the settings below.
When you have created your Mariachi Trumpet give this a try for "Tijuana taxi"
Upper 1 Mariachi Trumpet Vol. 120
Upper 2 Theatre Kinura Vol 90
Upper 3 Mariachi Trumpet Vol 110 + 1 octave and Wersicord Duet 1 also "Pan" to about 10
Go to - Selectors - Advanced. Change the Expression Pedal values to -
Upper 1 minus 20 Upper 2 30 Upper 3 100 (STD)
Go to ACC. and change the Exp.Pedal Settings "OFFSET" field to 50
Lower 1 BB Brass 3 Vol 45
Check all the relevant boxes in the "save" page and save.
This may be of use if you are not used to playing with this feature.
With the expression pedal in back position play a few notes and set the volume knob to a comfortable listening level. When playing, vary the expression from the single trumpet in the back position to the duet in the full on position.
Use the Tijuana OAA style if you have it, if not the Wersi style "Francis" is close or even a Samba.
I have placed a thread onto the UK.Focus forum site if you would like to make any related comments to the sound or preset.