Recording Engineers: How does Lunasa get their sound?
A lot of what makes the "Lunasa Sound" is their use tightly woven flute/whistle lines. I can tell they are great musicians, but can anyone explain how much their skills are being "enhanced" by acoustic engineers via reverb, digital effects, doubling/remixing?
Lunasa’s sound is really pleasant, although for my taste, I normally prefer a more straight-ahead sound like the old Bothy band recordings.
In the worst excesses you get into that Celtic New Age dreck. Sorry, but all that reverb makes me gag! And it doesn’t take much roll-off to make a whistle sound more like a recorder.
To be clear, I feel that Lunasa does a good job staying (barely) within the line.