Here's an interesting epilogue to the thread I posted a few weeks ago about how "real" something needs to sound.
In the 4th verse of my recording Ring Around the Moon there is a mandolin part.
Someone here on forum suggested that I should have used a real mandolin player because the chorused mandolin synth part just didn't sound like a real mandolin.
Well, one of the finest mandolin players in the country, who took lessons from mandolin master Jethro Burns and who was one of Jethro's occasional jamming partners, listened to my song...
He liked the mandolin part a lot, and was literally speechless with surprise when I told him it was a synthesizer, and not a real mandolin. And maybe a bit embarassed that he didn't "hear" the difference!
That just blew me away.
Here's the song. It's in the 4th verse... http://www.GlennGalen.com/RingAroundTheMoon.html