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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

William Shatner Is Iron Man!

Whether you love or hate him, Bill Shatner is interesting. Here's a behind the scenes look at him recording Black Sabbath's seminal "Iron Man." He's actually singing (sort of)! The song his from his new album Seeking Major Tom.

What I really want to point here is the mic technique used by the engineer. Notice how the mic is placed above the lips slightly point down? That's the best way to prevent plosives. Also notice that the body of the mic is above the capsule. That's not so important for a condenser mic with solid state electronics, but for tube mics it's a necessity to keep the heat from changing the sound of the diaphragm.


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