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Klaus what's the latest on your vintage microphone BOOK?
Old 15th May 2019
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Klaus what's the latest on your vintage microphone BOOK?

Hi Klaus, (if possible) your book would be something both myself, and many here would look foward to. I know you are very busy, but any update on it?

Thanks so much. Chris
Old 15th May 2019
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Hello Chris,
You are not the only one asking.

Hal Leonard and I abandoned the project (after promotional material had already been publicized). I was late delivering the manuscript: extreme attention to detail is an unquestionable plus when it comes to restoring or fine tuning a recording mic, it's a disaster when you have a deadline. I ran through many deadlines.

We also could not agree on the format- they wanted an encyclopedic tome (outdated in the Google Age, in my opinion), or coffee-table mic porn (not my kind, just makes you sad and envious what you can't afford), while I wanted a switch to a more subjective, opinionated, interview-style format (J.J. had already agreed to be my foil).

Advance was returned and both parties amicably dissolved the contract.

With time, the alternative is to park more and more of what I have learned on my forum (,27.0.html) or my website (

Last edited by Klaus; 17th May 2019 at 09:30 PM..
Old 16th May 2019
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Klaus, thanks again for responding. The "interview style", would have been/be an awesome approach.

IMHO maybe (eventually?), a consolation/editing of what you post, would be very cool.

FWIW Tape Op the online magazine/website has published books in this spirit before.

Plus personally, I'd like you to receive some compen$ation-if possible-for your contributions.

Many Thanks,
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