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Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: Peter Copeland on RCA Victor recordings (1941)

I wonder how much of that might have been a result of near-saturation of the mike-pre input transformer?


Mark Durenberger

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
When high-output European condenser mics came along in the 50's, one of the key mistakes engineers made -- and this is especially audible in jazz recordings of the era -- was to put something like a U-47 close in on a piano or drum and feed it into a mic preamp designed to expect ribbon output levels. Distortion from the get-go results....

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