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PaulyD

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Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« on: July 19, 2007, 12:01:22 AM »

There is a video on YouTube of Yes in the studio recording their cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "America":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ia8_Lav32c

I know the vid quality is bad, but anyone have any idea what Jon Anderson's mic is? Looks like a dynamic of some sort.

There is another video of them on YouTube recording Tormato where they're all using EV RE20's. Seems they are dynamic mic fans. At least they were in the 70's...

tia,

Paul

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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 01:09:51 AM »

Very hard to see it.

But I'm not so sure it is a dynamic.
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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 12:05:29 PM »

A wild guess from reading this interview...
http://www.nfte.org/interviews/EO234.html

.. it might be a Neumann U64... small capsule, cardiod, valve condenser.
http://www.coutant.org/u64/index.html

Looks vaguely right, but the video is very blurry.
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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 05:43:19 PM »

U64 might be a good guess.

but also this MIGHT just be the mic for the ref track for the video, there are obviously overdubbed vocals on the track you're hearing, so the lead might very well be overdubbed with something else as well.

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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 08:21:31 PM »

You're all wrong.  Look at the holder.  It's clearly an AKG, and the capsule strongly resembles a CK28, so I'm guessing that it's a C60.  I'd even put money on it.  

The drums look like Camcos.  Did Bruford play those?
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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 11:33:24 PM »

I've read that Eddie Offord interview at nfte.org before, but I thought the mic in the video was a little too thin even for a U64. The clip at yesmuseum.org has better clarity though and it does look like the mic has three grille slots on it. Could it be an AKG C451??

btw, what's up with Chris Squire with a cup over his mic??

Paul

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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007, 12:00:57 AM »

I don't think it's a 451.  451 would be a little longer and we'd likely see the switch.  I'm still betting on C60/C61.
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"The negative aspects of this business, not only will continue to prevail, but will continue to accelerate in madness. Conditions aren't going to get better, because the economics of rock and roll are getting closer and closer to the economics of Big Business America." - Bill Graham

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Re: Yes' Jon Anderson: can you identify his mic?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007, 11:25:40 PM »

Ah, yes. After Googling the AKG C60/C61, I see sometimes they show two or three grille slots on the mic. Apparently the capsule is changeable.

Thanks, J.J.

Paul
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