Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wave, Oct 31, 2010.
I thought maybe both daughters were popping their P's.
Continuing with the strand of thought that started at post #145, another shot showing an RCA 44 (in the background, not foreground) with singers on both sides of the mic, from a Margaret Whiting session at Melrose:
(Pics borrowed from earlier in the thread, in discussion about the AKG D24)
Macca using the same mic, below?
Indeed. I've seen that on various '60s TV shows.
I use to do a trick to them in digital audio tape to get rid of them on just the vocal track.
I would do a punch in and out that were fractions of a second that would chop the very beginning of the "P" off.
It was an invisible fix always. Worked like a charm. I imagine the same thing could be done on most DAWs.
Is the consensus that these 1962 sessions used a Sennheiser MKH-405, with a Schoeps W20 (or similar, maybe a different brand) windscreen? I think that's a distinct possibility. I have read dates ranging from 1962 to 1964 for the release of the MKH-405, so it may fit, timeline-wise.
The mic screen in those Sinatra/Basie pictures looks different to me...like it has a golf ball pattern on it.
Slightly higher quality:
Unfortunately nothing is jumping out at me as far as details go. I don’t think that’s a Sennheiser stand mount though.
Also unfortunately most of the Sinatra/Basie photos seem to be of the Sands. I don’t need 200 photos to know that’s a Shure 546.
I know someone who knows a lot about Schoeps. I’ll see if he recognizes it.
Did Altec make a windscreen like that?
Did Altec make a mic that a windscreen like that would go on?
Eventually, but I'm not sure about '62.
Zoom in on the bottom of that mic, and on the clip. I think may be an AKG C60 mic.
(Might "562" in lower right fine print mean that the brochure was printed in May of 1962??)
The AKG text/logo also seems to match.
Pretty sure that's it.
Yes, that was my reference regarding the bottom of the microphone, and I should have clarified that better. I'm pretty sure that we have the answer.
There's video and audio of Tony Bennett using that same mike without the windscreen circa 1972. Needless to say, it's NOT pretty!
Same mic here.
Was that in a studio session, or in a live performance? The popping would be a BIG problem in either case, and handling noise would be a problem for live concert use off the stand.
Same mics, even:
Presumably the C28 was also possible:
I don't see the obnoxious AKG logo in the same spot.
Not sure, but I think the designs changed over time. Some C60s have that design near the bottom of the mic but others have a different design higher up.
Same cardioid capsule either way, correct?
I believe so, yes.
Live at Royal Albert Hall immediately comes to mind. He did a short-lived TV series in London around the same time using the same mike in the same manner. Not his best move. IIRC, Tony rarely used a "mike in a stand".
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