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> Freddie's piano was miked with two Neumann U67s and we also set up a Shure ... more
Freddie's piano was miked with two Neumann U67s and we also set up a Shure mic for his guide vocal. He didn't sing all the way through the backing track takes, just the first couple of words of each line as a reference for the band.
This comes from a Sound on Sound article from 1995, where producer and engineer of "Bohemian Rhapsody" talk about how this song was recorded.
Freddie´s favourite microphone type. more
Freddie´s favourite microphone type.
In 1972-1973 At Trident, they used the studio house Steinway piano (surely a ... more
In 1972-1973 At Trident, they used the studio house Steinway piano (surely a D model, 8' 11 3/4" Concert Grand). Considering they recorded downtime and probably couldn't bother setting their equipment, it's also very possible that Roger had to use whichever drums were in the studio at the time (i.e. Hayman or Ludwig) instead of bringing his own. The famous Marquee photo shows a white piano in the corner, it could be the famous Bechstein used by Fred 3 years later on Bo Rhap, considering the Marquee club was also (AFAIK) having some sort of special deal with Jacques Samuel (where the white Bechstein would also be rented from).
on this photo you can see him playing fender tele more
on this photo you can see him playing fender tele
In this photo, Mercury can be seen playing an Ovation 12 String 1658 Custom L... more
In this photo, Mercury can be seen playing an Ovation 12 String 1658 Custom Legend.
Freddie Mercury used this guitar during "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" reco... more
Freddie Mercury used this guitar during "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" recording sessions.
The Model 565 UNISPHERE@I is a dual-impedance unidirectional dynamic micropho... more
The Model 565 UNISPHERE@I is a dual-impedance unidirectional dynamic microphone with a strong, built- in wire-mesh spherical front that contains a very effective filter designed to provide excellent protection from wind and "pop" (explosive breath sounds). The unit provides wide range reproduction of music and entertainers in high quality theater-stage sound sys- tems and recording, as well as in critical public- address systems such as those used in political con- ventions and legislatures, convention halls, hotels, public auditoriums, stadiums, cathedrals and churches.
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