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Sorry, I just couldn't Resist!!!
Old 22nd September 2006
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Sorry, I just couldn't Resist!!!

Sorry, I just couldn't Resist!!!

Here's mine!!!! I absolutely love it!!!! I have U-47's that i bought new in 1956...(That no one else has ever touched!!!)

This is now my first choice Lead Vocal Mike. Check out the new Jennifer Lopez Spanish language album. (Don't forget, I am not invited to the mastering sessions....)

Guess Who!!!



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Old 22nd September 2006
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Svensk,
Do you have a picture on that/those 47's?

Lindell
Old 22nd September 2006
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Har kom en photo av min U-47.......

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Svensk,
Do you have a picture on that/those 47's?

Lindell
Kanna.....

Har kom en photo av min U-47 som jag kopa nytt i 1956!!!

Titta!!!

Bruce
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Old 22nd September 2006
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Vacker!!!
Old 22nd September 2006
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Smukt... hilsner fra Danmark
Old 22nd September 2006
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Kanna.....

Har kom en photo av min U-47 som jag kopa nytt i 1956!!!

Titta!!!

Bruce
Now that is one hot mama!! New Product alert in 1956!!!!!
Classic, classic, classic!

Hoppas du tar med den när du kommer till våran studio och spelar in.
Old 22nd September 2006
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That's the Martin Kantola version, isn't it? (if I'm not completely mistaken.)

I seem to have read somewhere Björk uses one as well. Maybe it even was the main mic used in recording her album Medulla? The vocal sound in that one surely speaks for itself.

Michael Kingston
Old 23rd September 2006
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Men jag tycker om!!!

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Now that is one hot mama!! New Product alert in 1956!!!!!
Classic, classic, classic!

Hoppas du tar med den när du kommer till våran studio och spelar in.
Jag hoppas.... Men min Svenska ar sa dalig!! Men jag tycker om!!!

Bruce


Old 24th September 2006
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Oj vilken skönhet.

I really would like to touch that wood. heh
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Old 24th September 2006
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Hey, man...Pull my finger! heh
Old 24th September 2006
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Terrmites!!!

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Oj vilken skönhet.

I really would like to touch that wood. heh
My biggest maintenence worry about my NU-47 is termites!!! (Hee-hee-hee!!!)

Bruce Swedien






Old 25th September 2006
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Talking

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My biggest maintenence worry about my NU-47 is termites!!! (Hee-hee-hee!!!)

Bruce Swedien






Man, what a punchline I almost fell off my chair laughing. heh heh heh



But seriously, wood looks extremly nice on eg mics.

Trä är mycket vackrare än metall, tycker jag.
Old 25th September 2006
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Old 25th September 2006
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My biggest maintenence worry about my NU-47 is termites!!! (Hee-hee-hee!!!)

Bruce Swedien







What mic pre are you using this mic with? What would you recommend?

Many thanks.

Spiros.
Old 26th September 2006
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I love the way my NU-47 sounds thrugh my Neve 1084...

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What mic pre are you using this mic with? What would you recommend?

Many thanks.

Spiros.
Spiros.....

I love the way my NU-47 sounds thrugh my Neve 1084... Of course I love the way most any Microphone sounds through my Neve 1084's...

I have also used my NU-47 through my UNIVERSAL AUDIO 610 Tube Microphone Preamplifier and it sounds so good through the UNIVERSAL AUDIO 610 that I had to go pee-pee immediately!!!

Bruce Swedien


Old 26th September 2006
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My biggest maintenence worry about my NU-47 is termites!!! (Hee-hee-hee!!!)

Bruce Swedien






Yep..and you get to hear them chewing soooo...very well reproduced..!...heh ..(l0l)
Old 26th September 2006
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Spiros.....

I love the way my NU-47 sounds thrugh my Neve 1084... Of course I love the way most any Microphone sounds through my Neve 1084's...

I have also used my NU-47 through my UNIVERSAL AUDIO 610 Tube Microphone Preamplifier and it sounds so good through the UNIVERSAL AUDIO 610 that I had to go pee-pee immediately!!!

Bruce Swedien


Hey I wanna have that pee-pee feeling too!!!!

Guess I need to wip out the credit card!!!!! Do you know if they are available now, or there is a waiting period once I order one?

Thanks Bruce. Trully an honor that I get to speak with you.


Spiros.
Old 26th September 2006
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Talking Sorry, I just couldn't Resist!!!

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Originally Posted by Bruce Swedien View Post
Sorry, I just couldn't Resist!!!

Here's mine!!!! I absolutely love it!!!! I have U-47's that i bought new in 1956...(That no one else has ever touched!!!)

This is now my first choice Lead Vocal Mike. Check out the new Jennifer Lopez Spanish language album. (Don't forget, I am not iinvited to the mastering sessions....)

Guess Who!!!




Dear Bruce S.
What mic you think better in 500 to 1000USD range?
Vocal mic i think, for home studio pc recording...
You dont need write the brand, just the initials, its possible?
Thanks
Osvaldo
Old 27th September 2006
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Dear Bruce S.
What mic you think better in 500 to 1000USD range?
Vocal mic i think, for home studio pc recording...
You dont need write the brand, just the initials, its possible?
Thanks
Osvaldo
Dude no offense but if you bothered to read the Q&A's with Bruce in the other forum he has never comprised his sound by getting cheap microphones. He has always used the best microphones!!! Read up on it man.


spiros.
Old 27th September 2006
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Dude no offense but if you bothered to read the Q&A's with Bruce in the other forum he has never comprised his sound by getting cheap microphones. He has always used the best microphones!!! Read up on it man.
He also has very good things to say about Rode's NT4 stereo mic... I tried the NT5 (which are apparently much the same except in different packaging), and I couldn't stand them and ended up selling them...

Just goes to show that one man's meat is another man's poison.
Old 2nd October 2006
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Thumbs up

Bruce,

My buddy Paul found this site and your thread about orchestral recording when he googled symphony orchestras or something like that. I haven't talked to you since the day I was working in one of the Westlake rooms across the hall from you and on a break I dropped in on you. You were comping vocals for "The Girl Is Mine". Ever since the the days back in 1977 at Universal when we would work on projects together or just stop and chat in the hall, you were amazingly generous with your talent and "tips". You have a HUGE heart and it's a real honor to be able to say I know you. And it's great to have "found" you again. In fact I would love to talk to you some time. Murray Allen was responsible for giving me my start, but you were the most influential mentor I had back in those formative years. I just wanted to take a public "mic" to say THANKS BRUCE! I hope to hear from you!

Blessings!

Jim

Last edited by Jim Scheffler; 2nd October 2006 at 03:51 AM.. Reason: forgot to add salutation
Old 2nd October 2006
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Great to hear from you...

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Bruce,

My buddy Paul found this site and your thread about orchestral recording when he googled symphony orchestras or something like that. I haven't talked to you since the day I was working in one of the Westlake rooms across the hall from you and on a break I dropped in on you. You were comping vocals for "The Girl Is Mine". Ever since the the days back in 1977 at Universal when we would work on projects together or just stop and chat in the hall, you were amazingly generous with your talent and "tips". You have a HUGE heart and it's a real honor to be able to say I know you. And it's great to have "found" you again. In fact I would love to talk to you some time. Murray Allen was responsible for giving me my start, but you were the most influential mentor I had back in those formative years. I just wanted to take a public "mic" to say THANKS BRUCE! I hope to hear from you!

Blessings!

Jim
Jim......

Great to hear from you... Thanks...

Man those were the days in Chicago at Universal, weren't they???

Bruce Swedien


Old 2nd October 2006
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Those are still some of the best times I ever had in this business. And I am so thankful to have gotten my start there. All the tube mikes and that great Bill Putnam Studio A. When Murray hired me he still had the old Black Face Tube desk with Langevin 251 EQ's and the wall of tube pre's and booster amps. Even the old Western Electric Patch bay. And 24 track machines were only talk back then, we still had an 8 track and 3 16 tracks. It was great because everything I had taught myself about recording as a youngster was finding the balance acoustically in the hall or auditorium by moving the microphone or if possible moving the players around. Universal studio A was one of those great great rooms where you could experiment and certainly had some stuff to pick from. What a great oportunity. In fact I bought a couple of those Langevin EQ's from Murray before he sold that old console. And about 10 years ago I built my own version of it which is a little more like a URIE 500 (Ithink that's the one I'm thinking of) so it's two band but more choices of frequencies and reciprocal so you can cut or boost. Sounds great! Anyway, those were the days to learn. And I have you to thank for not discarding the past. Those are still great tools today.
Do you still have/use that huge transformer for bass D.I. I remember that sound!

So not to get into private and family stuff on this forum, PM me if you get a minute so we can catch up. I'd love to hear all about what your doing and tell you all about what I've been up to and the family. I think it's been 24 years! I lost touch after the Northridge earthquake.

Blessings,

Jim
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Old 2nd October 2006
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Bruce, do you still have/use that huge transformer for bass D.I. I remember that sound!

So not to get into private and family stuff on this forum, PM me if you get a minute so we can catch up. I'd love to hear all about what your doing and tell you all about what I've been up to and the family. I think it's been 24 years! I lost touch after the Northridge earthquake.

Blessings,

Jim
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Old 11th October 2006
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There are only three NU-47s in existence.

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That's the Martin Kantola version, isn't it? (if I'm not completely mistaken.)

I seem to have read somewhere Björk uses one as well. Maybe it even was the main mic used in recording her album Medulla? The vocal sound in that one surely speaks for itself.

Michael Kingston
Michael......

There are only three NU-47s in existence. Martin Kantola has one, after all he designed and built all three! I have one and Bjork has one...

The sound of the NU-47 is spectacular!!! It is incomparable!!! I absolutely love mine! When Jennifer Lopez heard her voice through my NU-47 for the first time, her eyes were absolutely sparkling!!!

It would be so difficult and expensive to manufacture that I doubt if it will ever be mass-marketed...

Bruce Swedien


Old 11th October 2006
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Here it is!

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Originally Posted by Jim Scheffler View Post
Bruce, do you still have/use that huge transformer for bass D.I. I remember that sound!

So not to get into private and family stuff on this forum, PM me if you get a minute so we can catch up. I'd love to hear all about what your doing and tell you all about what I've been up to and the family. I think it's been 24 years! I lost touch after the Northridge earthquake.

Blessings,

Jim
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Jim......

Here it is!
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Old 27th October 2006
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Bruce,

My memory could be off here, but I don't remember it having a handle on it. You must have added that since those old Universal days!??

Jim
Old 28th October 2006
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I think I added the chrome handle in 1989.....

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Bruce,

My memory could be off here, but I don't remember it having a handle on it. You must have added that since those old Universal days!??

Jim
Jim....

I think I added the chrome handle in 1989..... That's the only thing that I thought it needed. I just moved... As soon as I find my bass boxxx I'll open it up and photo the transformer connections. And then post the photo here...

Bruce


Old 29th October 2006
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Hi guys,

I've been recording and programming for Bjork on her new album, I can confirm the NU sounds f**kn unreal..... Martin is a very clever man!

Nice one all,

D

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Old 18th August 2007
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Jim....

I think I added the chrome handle in 1989..... That's the only thing that I thought it needed. I just moved... As soon as I find my bass boxxx I'll open it up and photo the transformer connections. And then post the photo here...

Bruce


I'm eager to know whats inside the box.

Rutger
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