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Old 21st July 2012
Gear Head

Soprano distortion

Many years ago a veteran sound engineer played me his recording of a soprano that appeared to be afflicted with very bad i.m. distortion. The recording was made using his RCA 77 ribbon mic into, probably, an Ampex tape recorder -- or maybe even direct to acetate disc.

When he heard the distortion, he went into his studio -- and discovered that that's the way she sounded!

There are some things that are our fault ... and others that aren't!