[Dixielandjazz] Amplified Sound

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 24 06:35:03 PST 2004

Larry made some great points about amplified sound, recordings etc. The most
interesting to me was the point that we all hear differently. Amen.

Personally, I have never heard a band on an album, or CD, that sounded
anything like they did live. Therefore, to me, what they produced for
posterity was artificial.

That's why I hate microphones, and monitors, and any amplification except
that of the double bass and amplified guitar.

We 3 horns set up close together, just a few inches in front of the rhythm
section which is also close together. We hear each other fine.

My biggest bitch about mikes is that once a horn player starts playing to a
mike, he/she cheats on the natural sound, the natural articulation and on
the jazz conversation.

Just a personal opinion, however I am unanimous in it. Or, as Bill Haesler
would say "one eyed". ;-) VBG

Steve Barbone 

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