This is my new stereo recording microphone. It consists of two very small electrets in brass tubes, held in place by clothespegs, and separated by a sleeping pillow, by way of Jecklin disc. I'm going to make a real disc some day.
And this is how it sounds.
Jim Miller's remark, in one of the discussion threads, prompted me to use omnidirectional mics instead of the cardioid ones I had been using. Apart from having more noise than a conventional condenser mic, the electrets are OK. The pillow is my own invention.
We have Old Dutch roof tiles (leaky), Dutch roof tiles, improved (less leaky), and Dutch roof tiles, improved again (don't leak).
Why do I do this? Not recording per se, but posting the recordings? Leaving the more perverted reasons aside, I believe there is a kind of honesty involved: you people should have an opportunity to know how much salt to take with my opinions -- quite a lot. And I would like to share the joy that I can play an imperfect Bach again!
Ring the bells that still can ring
A month ago I picked up the Sarabande from BWV 1004 again. On first playing, it went sort of OK. So, let's practice it a while, and see what becomes of it.
From holiday tunes from Joshua Bell to a biography of Jascha Heifetz's early years in Russia, you'll find plenty of great gift ideas for violinists and violin fans on this year's list.
Bart Meijer is from Groningen, Netherlands. Biography
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