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Re: [ARSCLIST] How not to mike an orchestra
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.