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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?
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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....