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07.02.2013| By Shure Notes|
Contributors: Dennis Gruenling, Michael Pettersen Since the 1950s, blues harmonica players have amplified their instruments with bullet-shaped microphones and tube amplifiers. But how it all started remains a mystery. According to one legend, the mac daddy of all Chicago blues harp players, Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs, innovated the technique by …
10.15.2005| By Shure Notes|
Part II – Microphone Techniques The following article is an excerpt from Shure Notes, Issue #14 (October 2005). With the possible exception of the music you play and how well it is played, almost nothing has a greater effect on sound of recording than microphone technique. Which mic you choose — and where you put it — affects the recorded tone balance and the desired amount of room acoustics. In this issue, we’ll give you some of the most usual ways to place mics for recording. But remember, mic technique is largely a matter of …