PipeChat Digest #3291 - Tuesday, December 10, 2002
 
Re: Need microphone recommendations for recording organs
  by <stu@stushouse.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire
  by <Cremona502@cs.com>
winchester cathedral
  by "Ray Kimber" <ray@kimber.com>
Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire
  by "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com>
DVDs at OHS
  by "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org>
Re: DVDs at OHS
  by <Pepehomer@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Need microphone recommendations for recording organs From: <stu@stushouse.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:54:02 +0100   basically go for the best you can afford. Avoid highly directional mics, = and anything that says 'for vocal use' invariably an organ's pipes are al= l aver the place, so you need a mic that has a good omnidirectional respo= nse. Bandwidth - at least 20Hz - 20kHz (but make sure your recording medi= um has the same BW, or there is no point.) Depending how detailed you want to be (and how spread out the organ is), = several mics in different places mixed into a stereo pair is best. Again = it all comes down to cost. Audio Technica ATM-11 or similar 'instrument'= mics are good, but perhaps too directional. >=20 > From: "John Jarvis" <jjarvis@attbi.com> > Date: Fri 06/Dec/2002 12:18 CET > To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Subject: Need microphone recommendations for recording organs >=20 > I am in the market for a couple of decent microphones that I can use to > record a large pipe organ for my juries and then use in my piano studio > with my students. I wish I had $1,000s to spend on a pair of great mic= s > but alas the budget of a musician needs to be economical / wise / cheap. > I am not planning to use these mics for amplification only for digital > recordings. >=20 > Anyone got a recommendation? >=20 > =20 >=20 > JJ >=20 >=20 >=20     _______________________________________________________________________ Freeserve AnyTime, only =A313.99 per month with one month's FREE trial! For more information visit http://www.freeserve.com/time/ or call free on= 0800 970 8890      
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire From: <Cremona502@cs.com> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 13:54:42 EST     --part1_61.2a60d910.2b2640f2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 12/8/02 11:59:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, mach37@mindspring.com writes:   > One of the things that really struck me about this 1958 recording was = that > Virgil rarely got the decibels above mF, and much of it was pp. I have > heard from > several people that hate the organ, which boiled down to the fact that > what they hated was that it was probably too bottom heavy. I think some > people are literally scared by the rumbling roaring bass that us > orgophiles like so much. Perhaps keeping the FFF 64' stops down to > brief interludes might be good if you have a non-organic crowd.   heeheehee No problem here! Our rumbling bass is a 16 small scaled = Subbass (out of the heaviest oak I've seen in ages!), plus our listeners are protected by several inches of carpeting (luscious green!!). I work very hard to avoid over-playing; in fact, in the three months I've been there, =   full organ has yet to happen! This is an instrument that works very = well without couplers with four independent, well-stocked, divisions.     Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui in the Muttastery at Howling Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 check out <A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A>       --part1_61.2a60d910.2b2640f2_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>In a message dated = 12/8/02 11:59:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, mach37@mindspring.com writes: <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">One of the things = that really struck me about this 1958 recording was that Virgil rarely got = the decibels above mF, and much of it was pp. &nbsp;I have heard from <BR>several people that hate the organ, which boiled down to the fact that <BR>what they hated was that it was probably too bottom heavy. &nbsp;I = think some <BR>people are literally scared by the rumbling roaring bass that us <BR>orgophiles like so much. &nbsp;Perhaps keeping the FFF 64' stops down = to <BR>brief interludes might be good if you have a non-organic = crowd.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>heeheehee &nbsp;No problem here! &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Our rumbling bass = is a 16 small scaled Subbass (out of the heaviest oak I've seen in ages!), = plus our listeners are protected by several inches of carpeting (luscious = green!!). &nbsp;I work very hard to avoid over-playing; &nbsp;in fact, in = the three months I've been there, full organ has yet to happen! = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is an instrument that works very well without = couplers with four independent, well-stocked, divisions. <BR> <BR> <BR>Bruce, with Miles, Molly and Degui &nbsp;in the Muttastery at Howling = Acres http://members.tripod.com/Brucon502 = &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;check out &nbsp;&nbsp;<A = HREF=3D"http://www.visionsuccess.com/BC2053">Vision Success </A> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_61.2a60d910.2b2640f2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: winchester cathedral From: "Ray Kimber" <ray@kimber.com> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 12:17:35 -0700   Winchester Cathedral   Words and Lyrics by Geoff Stephens and originally recorded by the New Vaudeville Band in 1966.   Winchester Cathedral You're bringing me down You stood and you watched as My baby left town You could have done something But you didn't try You didn't do nothing You let her walk by Now everyone knows just how much I needed that gal She wouldn't have gone far away If only you'd started ringing your bell Winchester Cathedral You're bringing me down You stood and you watched as My baby left town Oh-bo-de-o-do oh-bo-de-o-do Oh-bo-de-o-do de-do- duh        
(back) Subject: Re: PipeChat Digest #3287 - 12/08/02 Misconception Questionnaire From: "M Fox" <ophicleide16@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 13:46:16 -0800     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mac Hayes" <mach37@mindspring.com> To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > I just listened to the the Virgil Fox memorial concert at Riverside > Church, again, then played Virgil's 1958 Columbia LP Riverside > recording- many of the same pieces. > > The imitators couldn't hold a candle to the Master. One of the things > that really struck me about this 1958 recording was that Virgil rarely > got the decibels above mF, and much of it was pp. I have heard from > several people that hate the organ, which boiled down to the fact that > what they hated was that it was probably too bottom heavy. I think some > people are literally scared by the rumbling roaring bass that us > orgophiles like so much. Perhaps keeping the FFF 64' stops down to > brief interludes might be good if you have a non-organic crowd.   Without checking the records themselves, I do think that Virgil's Columbia recordings were all done on the old Hook & Hastings, with only the console from Aeolian-Skinner. Quite a different organ.   Michael Fox    
(back) Subject: DVDs at OHS From: "William T. Van Pelt" <bill@organsociety.org> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 18:05:25 -0500   A whole new batch of DVD videos are listed at the OHS Catalog, including several from King's College, the Monteverdi Choir's Bach Cantata tour, and several others. There's a link to all of them as the first item on the opening page at http://www.ohscatalog.org   Bill      
(back) Subject: Re: DVDs at OHS From: <Pepehomer@aol.com> Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 19:13:57 -0500   Thanks for the update - I own the Carols From King's, and am exicted to = see that they have Anthems from King's. If you don't already have the = Carols DVD, get it quickly - it is a must have for this time of year.   Justin Karch Organist, Holy Trinity LCMS Rome, GA