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Old 27th July 2019
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After some years of recording I moved into the tape op chair for Decca here in Chicago. We always had a Sony 1630 and a Mitsubishi X-850 multi-track on orchestra dates. And yes, the two mix was critical and was often used.

I define simple as "classic." With that definition there is no confusion about what simple means. Based on classic techniques of Decca.

Germany, where I worked for 18 years, uses much different approaches that I'm not going to get into or muddy the waters with now. Concisely, there are many more directional mics used in German technique than is common in other approaches.

I don't subscribe to the notion that simple is misunderstood. Simple is 12-16 mics on an orchestra and a few more if chorus is on the program.