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ARSCLIST  January 2008

ARSCLIST January 2008

Subject:

Re: How not to mike an orchestra

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phillip holmes <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 22:20:50 -0600

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Heh!
I played horn, though not professionally.  My degree was vocal 
performance.  Both parents were trombone players.  I propose that this 
is evidence of evolution.
Phillip

Punto wrote:
> phillip holmes wrote:
>>
>>
>  
>
> A big amen to that. Though I mentioned that my opinions are primarily 
> from the perspective of the performer, I didn't mention that I was a 
> horn-player. I can't tell you how many broadcasts, recordings and 
> mega-miked performances that I have played where I have had to move 
> the ***damned mike away (far away) from my bell. The fact that the 
> horn is played with its business end facing away from the audience and 
> the player cups his (or her) hand inside of it is what makes it SOUND 
> LIKE A HORN. Since the mid 18th century, this has been true and it has 
> always frustrated me that 99% of audio guys I have encountered on gigs 
> do not seem to have gotten the word on this yet.
>
> Sorry if I am skittering off on a tangent here, but I just needed to 
> acknowledge Phil's wisdom on this point since it is so rare that I 
> have found anyone who acknowledged this painfully obvious fact.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter Hirsch
>

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