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Old 16th November 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah ➡️
op can only hope that - as for any 'percussion-heavy' score - no spaced main mics will get used...

(...and some comments here make wonder if some of the posters have ever at least seen a marimba, let alone heard, recorded or even played?!)
I would argue noone here has ever succesfully recorded a bass marimba.

It is quite impossible.

For starters, the damn instrument always sounds dirty and out of tune (very strong fourth harmonic which clashes madly in eg. minor chords). But only when recorded, standing next to the instrument it suddenly sounds clean !

Also, the sheer size and weight & volume are almost impossible to playback, even when the recording is successful.