Pink Floyd at Sound Techniques 1967

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  1. I was watching the Peter Whitehead film of the Pink Floyd recording at Sound Techniques in Chelsea, curious to see what it revealed about drum microphone placement. It was interesting to see that the drums were miked with one kick drum mic and one overhead mic (which looked like it was sticking right into Nick Mason's face). Nothing on the snare, and only one of the double kicks was miked.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has seen this film and can identify the overhead mic--it looks like a small-diaphragm condenser, and my best guess is something like a Neumann KM56?

    And while I'm on the subject, are there any other films of rock bands recording in the studio circa 1965-68? I haven't seen Sympathy for the Devil in a long long time but I recall that being a pretty cool glimpse into the studio....

    Many thanks in advance!

    -Dave
     

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