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Elton Johns Tiny Dancer
Old 15th December 2010
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
Elton Johns Tiny Dancer

Hi Ken,
Thank you so much for doing this, i really appreciate that you take your precious time to do this.

Could you please share some information about the recording of Tiny Dancer?

I'd especially like to know how you recorded the strings.
How many players were used on that session?
Were the cellos isolated from the violins and violas?
Did they double their parts or did muted passes?
I know that you already talked about your choice of mics in a different
thread, did you also mic the violins and violas with 1 mic for two players?
If you could please elaborate some more about the mic placement,
you'd make me more than happy heh

I also love the sound of the pedalstring that appears in the verse,
did you DI it or record an amp?

Were there any other reverbs or fx used other than the plate and the room?

Best regards
Chris Doll
Old 15th December 2010
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🎧 10 years
Hi, I would love to help you with this but I didn't record it. It was Robin Cable who did the recording, but he had a really bad car crash before getting to mix it, which was where I came in.
The one thing I can tell you is that it was only plate and room on the orchestra.


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