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Recording concerts in the 60's SDM question

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by cubemonkey, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. cubemonkey

    cubemonkey Active Member

    Hi all,

    If anyone has watched for example the Jimi Hendrix Isle of Wight DVD, for example:

    Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower Subtitulado Espan

    You will notice a SDM (i think) taped to a shure 565. Does any idea of what kind of SDM that is? Not the brand of course, but guessing
    its a cardioid parttern. I've just not seen SDMs (in my limited experiece) used for vocals like that. Might be interesting to try that
    when recording.

    or seen footage of the new American Masters doc for jimi hendrix:
    Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Trailer - Video | Rolling Stone

    Here, just a SDM with foam taped to it. So that must of went through the board and out to the PA also (as this was being recorded by
    Eddie Kramer).
    thank you
  2. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    There was probably a separate recording rig that used the extra, taped on, mics instead of splitting the main mics' signal.
  3. cubemonkey

    cubemonkey Active Member

    Yes, i know that. Hendrix brought in his own recording rig, from what I gather. Same guy who did Royal Albert Hall. I was just curious what kind of
    SDM's (which i *think* that is), they used in those days.

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