Many of you heard my "March to the Highlands" mp3 last year. I was going to have real bagpipes performers on the song, but as usual I am having problems with the musicians in Las Vegas. Just a few days before we are set to record I was told by the bagpipe ensemble leader that they cannot play my song in it's current tune because apparently there are some problems with the drone in the right tune, etc. I'm a little upset because 2 months ago everything was fine when he brought his bagpipe over to my place and performed for me. I even had to re-pitch my song to accommodate the pipes.
I'm not sure I want to deal with this just 3 days before we are supposed to record, not to mention i have a children's choir on the song that has already practiced to a certain pitch and are ready to record the following week. Oy vey!
I own Bela D Media's Anthology and am thinking of just layering maybe 4 bagpipes on one another and experimenting with the different attack articulations to make them sound more authentic. I have some questions that I want to ask and I am not 100% confident I will get the correct answer here in Las Vegas. What I want to know is if the drone used on Anthology is truly authentic to most bagpipes. The drone is an A#. The big question is- Do Anthology's bagpipes sound authentic enough (if used correctly of course) to fool the listener to believe they are listening to the real deal? They sound pretty darn good to me, but I am certainly not well versed in bagpipes.
Any thoughts or advice welcome.