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Old 5th March 2018
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The Rudy Van Gelder Thread

Hi, I want to get more infos about the mysterious Rudy Van Gelder, I really love the sounds of those early jazz record he did.
I know he was very passionate about sounds and music, he came up with excellant records made in his parents house.

I know there's not much infos about the guy on the web, but If people have something to share about the guy. Stories, gear, setup, instruments, etc.

Thank you all!
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Old 5th March 2018
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Don’t have any info other than he ran a “home studio”, lol. The guy was a chameleon. This thread deserves a bump though!
Old 5th March 2018
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He was very secretive about mics and placement. Photos from his studio are all said to be staged and NOT how he would set them up for actual sessions. Tape Op did a great feature on him Here.
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This was just posted on another forum this morning... good timing, which is what Music is all about!

Inside the Van Gelder studio where classic jazz albums were recorded
Old 6th March 2018
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I've read the sonicscoop article which I know have upset a few people. The author writes about Tom Dowd and "suit an tie engineer" being better and more "hi-fi than RVG. You can tell that those recording are not made in Capitol, but more in a tight space, but they do have a great vibe, good tones and really cary the music well. I think that's the first goal.
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A guy i've worked with recorded with Rudy in the 80s and claims he'd swap mic capsules into other microphone bodies to keep people unsure about what he was actually using.

Seems kinda bonkers but hey, who knows.
Old 6th March 2018
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I really wish he passed down his recording expertise...

Chris
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 ➡️
I really wish he passed down his recording expertise...

Chris
He did, to the woman he left the studio to.
Old 6th March 2018
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Thanks Tony, one more reason to start learning more about him (than what I already knew!). Chris
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Van Gelder Studio lives!

https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/reco...5-c882e3b7db82

and in good hands, too! Maureen is the perfect person to honor his legacy!
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