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Old 22nd January 2009
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Miking a Leslie 900

Folks,

Got a B3 with a Leslie 900 that I need to mic this weekend. I have an idea of how to mic it but would love to hear yours.

Thanks,

Joel in New York
Old 22nd January 2009
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2 - 414's on top hard left and right. 421 on bottom panned center always seemed to work for me.

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+1 for tw.
I like to mic it about 1ft to 1.5ft away on bottom. Closer on top, maybe .5ft to 1ft.
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3x MD421

1 for Bass in the center
1 for Horn left
1 for Horn right

For the two horn mics I put them in a "ORTF figure" on the front side of the Leslie.

I don't like putting one on the fronside and one to the side as this makes the horn rotation virtually double the speed as it actually is.
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often just use two older 414's, one on each side, facing the louvers but angled down a bit so as to avoid catching the wind of the rotating horn too much... the low end mic and tones often just aren't needed... depends on the role of the organ in the overall production/mix
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I always use a RE20 or a D12 on the bottom.
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This setup always worked well. Those are all md421s.
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I'm in the 2 x 421 or 441 on top camp. I prefer an RE20 or D12 on the bottom.

I do work with a couple of organ cats that really dislike the organ in stereo. They feel it reduces the power of the instrument. Just an additional viewpoint from good players.

The mono guys seem to be rock. all my gospel client like the stereo.
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I use a similar setup. Two 421's up top and an AT4047 on the bottom.
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I've just recently done a live recording an organ + leslie on the stage: Two AEA R84 ribbon mics for the top, one R84 for the bottom. Works great, especially because you can aim the nulls of the ribbons so that they reject bleed from other instruments (e.g. drums).

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i too, like the ribbons on leslie horns - stereo L side / R side - recently used (2) Jolymod'd Apex 205's with a Senn MD441 on the low end... very nice indeed!

sometimes though it's an RE20 on low and (2) Gefell UMT70s on the tops.

really depends on the musical genre.. in your face Prog - ala ELP or Deep Purple (don't forget to add a marshall stack)

but on jazzier sources - the ribbons are nice and mellow on the horns..
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