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Old 28th May 2003
The Distressor's "daddy"
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Originally posted by Bob Olhsson
Something I learned early-on is that shock mounts can make all the difference in the world with condensers on drums. Vibration will travel right up the mike stand from the floor coupling mechanically with the mike.
What about when you have an unsolid floor with a big Ol Neumann and you keep hearing these distant, "thundery" type things come thru your speakers? I had a big rapper once who would shift his weight and make the wobbly old floor in my house/studio make this low low "unh" sound. Going to ADAT that sound would stay audible (or "feelable"). Also, I used to have this great dog Tiger who would lay in the stairwell of our studio, and get up and roll over and plop down. We prolly have a lot of recordings with that intermittent "Plop", along with his jangly collar clinking away. I dont care what anyone says, the Adats had a dynamic range that allowed my dog to be captured on recordings for the first time, in extreme high fidelity. The Analog Studors and Otari's just fall short of capturing vetenary sounds.