AES New York 2007 Sunday, October 7, 11:00 am — 12:30 pm
Master Class M5
M5 - OLIVER ARCHUT/KLAUS HEYNE
Oliver Archut, TAB-Funkenwerk - Gaylord, KS, USA
Klaus Heyne, German Masterworks - Portland, OR, USA
Vintage Microphone Mystique—How Sex Appeal Trumps Specs
The current phenomenon of frequently using fifty-year old microphones in critical recording applications, from pop vocals to classical symphony orchestras, is unprecedented and seemingly illogical in a world of rapidly evolving recording technologies. Oliver and Klaus will examine why, subjectively and objectively, recording microphones seem to occupy this uniquely antiquarian role. They will also discuss how and why many of today's manufacturers yield to the demand and desire of the recording community for microphones from yesteryear by issuing products that emulate the past.
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