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ZEF 5th July 2018 11:26 PM

Microphones then and now
 
Hello, also loved your book and really well done. I think many of us wonder what it would have been like to observe those sessions on the Beatles...or so many of them following that great era.

My question is "do you find the vintage microphones better than the new microphones of today?" in other words "do you feel if you had the multitude of microphones available today you might have included some of these in your EMI/Abbey Road mic choices back in the early days?"

Geoffemerick 7th July 2018 11:12 PM

Hi. Working at E.M.I Studios gave me the use of some of the best Microphones ever made, these Mics were all tube mics, mainly AKG. and Neumann, then towards the latter years of the sixties transistors came into being. The difference was quite noticeable sometimes not in a good way. I still today if I can, use the now very expensive original microphones, if not available I will use some of todays renditions, I don't think I would use any of them if they had been available going back to Beatle days

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