Vol. 4, No. 79

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Contrabass-list Thu, 1 Jan 1998 Volume 1 : Number 79

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 97 19:15:35 -0800
From: Adam Korman <adamk@san.rr.com>
Subject: Re: mics & CB clar.

You may want to keep a lookout for a contact mic. I have one that I originally got for my clarinet, but I suppose would work equally well (perhaps even better) with the contra. With some special putty it sticks to the reed.

On the plus side: it picks up everything, without having to worry about mic placement

On the down side: it picks up EVERYTHING...extraneous noises at the mouthpiece get amplified particularly well

I find it a little annoying on the clarinet, because the mic invariably gets in the way of playing a little, but on the contra I think there's probably plenty of spare room on the reed to place a mic.

Since I moved I haven't been able to find it (or I'd let you know the manufacturer), but I just picked it up in a local music shop. Good luck!

Chuck Biel wrote:

>I am playing my contrabass clarinet with my progressive rock chamber
>ensemble and I am in need of information about microphone placement or
>contact mic options. Any info would be helpful...

Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 16:55:26 -0800
From: school@epix.net
Subject: Re: Contra mics

I played solo (straight) Contra-Alto on Sammy Nestico's "Persuasion" on one mic, which was placed just about at the middle of the instrument, around where it would separate if it had a two-part body. It came out OK. This was a high school concert, so sound standards were probably not at the level that you're dealing with. Anyway, hope this helps...

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