Liam McCollum

Yamaha U3 Recordings

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Eclectic keys player with an emphasis on feel, texture and originality.

Liam McCollum. Professional session musician based in the UK. Hold a BA in Music Technology and a Masters in Music from the University of Huddersfield. Eclectic piano player, mostly self-taught, don't read sheet music.

Piano is a fully reconditioned/restored Yamaha U3 from the 1970s. I looked at around 25-30 U3s from many dealerships and settled on this one. It possesses an iconic sound that would work well on pop, rock, blues, and many other genres. Listen to the samples and see what you think.

Microphones are a pair of Oktava MK12s that possess Cardiod, Omni and Hypercardiod functions. These are plugged into a high quality M-Audio interface which goes into a macbook pro. I'd recommend Cardiod for an in-your-face sound that can cut through a busy mix, and Omni for a more raw but very full rounded sound. I can tweak the recording techniques to suit your tastes and mix.

Price is per track up to 4 minutes long. Doesn't include solo pieces, please message me about those. I don't edit, but I will provide you with something that will be great to work with in the studio, then it's down to you to make those decisions.

I'll ensure with good communication and a receptive demeanour that I provide what you're looking for and will work around the clock to achieve that. If you're in doubt, contact me and I'll be happy to provide a short demo for your song free of charge.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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Cardiod Improv by Liam McCollum

I was the Pianist/Composer/Performer in this production

Terms Of Service

- Includes a piano track up to 4 minutes long, not including solo work, message me about that. - 3 day turnaround - 2 revisions

GenresSounds Like
  • Lou Reed
  • Pink Floyd
  • Radiohead
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha U3
  • Moog Little Phatty
  • Prophet 08
  • Nord Electro 4
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