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Subject: [Leica] Other Cool Prewar German Gear (M7 of a different sort)
From: walt at (Walt Johnson)
Date: Fri Apr 7 09:19:19 2006
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Like the photo but that damn mike looks like a character out of a Disney 
space travel movie. :-)


bob palmieri wrote:

> Y'all -
> So I was in New York again playing guitar on a recording and I swore I 
> wasn't gonna snap on the session (music too complicated, requiring 
> what mental powers I can still access to deal with all the Little 
> Black Dots.)
> However, when my parts were done the artist asked if I would come in 
> the next day to help with the recording of the saxophone parts.  Long 
> story short, none of the mics were sounding good so I leaned on the 
> engineer to dig around for anything we hadn't tried.  He found this 
> old Neumann (an M7, I believe, maybe from the '30's or 40's) which 
> turned out to be the clear winner.  The sax player thought that the 
> mic was such a significant part of the sound that he wanted a shot 
> taken with it for the CD (Canon 20D w/50mm 1.8 Canon):
> This version seems to over-emphasize the mic, but the art director and 
> the artist like it, so it will be... I do like the rendering quality 
> in general.
> Bob Palmieri
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