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?
-- Tom Fine
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony stereo-era recording details
> The photos in the booklets show the 30th Street sessions of the mid 50s - when stereo came, they
> began using C-12's (at the recommendation of George Szell) and M-49s, but mostly C-12's.
> Mike Gray