On 31/03/2011, Tom Fine wrote:
> How many mics for a typical orchestral recording out in Hollywood?
> Where would they put them. One thing I notice consistently is that
> there's too much bow-and-string for the cellos and basses, like
> there's a mic too close in there. But not a bad balance most of the
> time and sometimes I can't believe that's a "pick-up band" playing.
> Why did they have Walter and Szell covering so much same and similar
> material in such close chronological proximity?
Although it was a "pickup band", I believe the orchestra had much the
same personnel throughout the years Bruno Walter was recording.
There is an article by John McLure here:
giving some details.
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