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Bass clarinet

Discussion in 'Bob's Room' started by Deet, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Deet

    Deet Popular Member Thread Starter

    Hello Mr Mintzer,

    Following a thread from another fan concerning recording/amplifying bass clarinet, I have a short question. You mentioned you were using a pickup element on the mouthpiece. I saw some GRP promotional video's for livewires, and always wondered whether you also used the Tenor mic (RE20 I believe, but could have been ye olde 441) to capture some of the sound of the clarinet as well.

    As a soundengineer I amplified bass clarinet on a few occasions, but never really had to create "pressure" if you know what I mean. I just had to balance the instrument slightly in a woondwind/horn section, so I just used a nice condensermic a couple of inches in front of the instrument, about 1/3 down from the mouthpiece, as I did'nt have to give a lot back to monitors.

    I always liked the almost "synth" sort of sound from livewires. Almost as if there's a chorus thing going on.

    Thanx in advance, and greetings from the Netherlands!

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