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by evrmre
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: microphones for flute
Replies: 16
Views: 23888

Re: microphones for flute

Nice. I love hearing something different like this (I'm currently playing around with dubstep). Was definitely worth the listen. Good sound for the style, as well. Thumbs up to the engineer and/or producer :) . I'll have to check out the apex mic, as it's not one I know. I'm running with a mix of an...
by evrmre
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: microphones for flute
Replies: 16
Views: 23888

Re: microphones for flute

looks like a neumann u87 from above (very nice mic, if so), and a shure sm58 from the front. The front one isn't a condenser mic, at a glance, and is likely only there to give a little more attack if needed. the neumann is the one carrying most of the sound, and is a much better mic. Would be intere...
by evrmre
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: embouchure is all twisted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3476

Re: embouchure is all twisted?

I once saw a set of pictures of embouchure of some of the more famous players around... they were so varied that one had to wonder how they got so good... While there may be classic 'correct' embouchure types, I'd be more interested to hearing how your tone through the flute range is sounding. If it...
by evrmre
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute cleaning advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6832

Re: flute cleaning advice

btw... thanks mirwa for the advice on costs... I did some checking around, and got a slightly better price (would you believe $25 for the same stuff I'd got quoted before? Go figure...). I came home and returned with my flute a few hours later, and look forward to seeing it midweek with the few twee...
by evrmre
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: New flute?

What is she currently playing? (make and model, if possible). Actually, a better approach might be to take her into a decent music shop and get her to try out some flutes. There is some variation depending on lip shape, etc. And fair warning: the $ range you're talking about might be a challenge if ...
by evrmre
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute cleaning advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6832

Re: flute cleaning advice

Ah well... local costs are about $300- $400, so was no harm in trying...
by evrmre
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute cleaning advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6832

Re: flute cleaning advice

lol Even with postage, that's cheaper than it would cost me here in NZ. What sort of turn around time do you have? I'm coming up on the point of getting it cleaned and checked soon...
by evrmre
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My Flute recording with a USB microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 9960

Re: My Flute recording with a USB microphone

Nice article. I've worked through a few setups for stages, with various mic types, and this seems to cover most of the results. Thanks for the link :)
by evrmre
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Need help with technique using open-holed flute
Replies: 12
Views: 12224

Re: Need help with technique using open-holed flute

Even new flutes, unless set up by a good tech at the start, can come out with pad issues. While it might be just the differences in the flutes (mechanisms, etc), I'd suggest getting it checked out. My open holed flute arrived new needing a few things tweaked as well...
by evrmre
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My Flute recording with a USB microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 9960

Re: My Flute recording with a USB microphone

Not bad. It felt like it was missing a little up where the attack of the sound was, but for a clean recording, that was very well done. I'd suggest dropping the 300 to 500Hz range by about 3dB, and try that. Might affect the woody tone, but will allow more of the attack to present itself maybe... Al...
by evrmre
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Spammy Spam Spam
Replies: 8
Views: 9537

Re: Spammy Spam Spam

Lots of thanks... something of a relief to see it spam free right now :)
by evrmre
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Earth for Flute and Piano
Replies: 26
Views: 20067

Re: Earth for Flute and Piano

http://global.rakuten.com/us/store/chuya-online/item/59143/ Try this site. It may be a bit more friendly. It seems to be the japanese equivalent of ebay. I will probably buy it when I have the money. Has anyone found a really good recording of this? The ones on youtube are pretty bad quality. If an...
by evrmre
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Hopefully purchasing a new flute soon....Help needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 3338

Re: Hopefully purchasing a new flute soon....Help needed!

You'll probably find many will discourage you from Gemeinhardt as an option, but I know where you're coming from. My second flute was a Gemeinhardt (first was a Yamaha), and I recently upgraded to another one similar to what you're looking at. They can require a bit more servicing, I believe (can't ...
by evrmre
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Curiousity...
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Re: Curiousity...

Good point about the tuner, I'll have to borrow a proper sensitive one from work to test with... I hadn't thought about the scaling of the flutes, but her one is older while mine is pretty current, so might be tuned different. Easy ways to check? Perhaps this week I'll ask about switching and trying...
by evrmre
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Curiousity...
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Curiousity...

I have been playing around with the C# to D fingering changes, and started leaving the first three fingers of the bottom hand on the keys briefly during the change for extra stability. With both ear and electronic pitch tuner, I could find no discernable difference, so have allowed the habit to pers...