[Dixielandjazz] Recording Engineers, Sound Out Of Bell
Robert S. Ringwald
robert at ringwald.com
Thu Jun 9 12:04:26 PDT 2005
Charlie Hooks charliehooks2 at earthlink.net writes:
> Oh, come on, Bob! A lot of it comes out the bell! Try me: get somebody
> to blow a clarinet directly into your ear! You are going to amend that
> "not come out the bell" statement--just as soon as your ear stops ringing!
> On recordings I lean in and out, following the holes on my clarinet to get
> them under the mike; so I'm aware of what you are saying. But a lot of
> sound comes out the bell, as well. You doubt me? Try my experiment.
> But put earplugs in first.
No, I do not doubt you. In fact, you are correct. And, I knew, while I was
writing that statement, that someone would take me litterly & call me on it.
I just didn't want to take the time to explain that, of course the bell
contributes to the sound. That is why I mentioned that on a large
instrument such as a bass sax, 2 mikes might be in order.
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