[JPL] Walter Becker blindfold

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 10 14:57:32 EDT 2006

Speaking from my experience as a recording engineer, the most  
annoying sound you can get from a soprano is from the bell.  The best  
sound is achieved by placing a mic around the area of the right  
hand.   The absolute worst sound (comparable to nails on blackboard)   
is achieved with a clip on mic on the bell.

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Aug 9, 2006, at 2:35 PM, jazzrockworld wrote:

> In fact, some of Shorter's work on Soprano has had me jaw dropping on
> several occasions when he was with Weather Report. Moving the mic  
> away from
> the bell and his ability to tongue (pun intended) gave him a unique  
> sound
> that still gives me chills. Native Dancer is just scary good.

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