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 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.
> Peter Hirsch