.... And where the hell can I get one and how much would it cost me ??
I have said in the past that the modern Gypsy Jazz recordings leave me cold a bit due to the high quality crystal clear sound the nice Neumman mics and pro tools gear creates... To my ears, this takes away the haunting quality of the old django recordings.
So I went on youtube to preview the CD I just ordered from Django books by Fapy Lafertin, which I was told he recorded using the old style mic that Django and company used to make their recordings....
AND WOW !! There is was, that old, slightly grainy sound, but with modern controls and recording gear keeping things consistent and such. What an AMAZING sound ! It's like old django but just a slight bit clearer due to, as I said, modern recording techniques. The old meets the new.
I know I've brought it up before, but I would LOVE play alongs recorded with this type of mic. Imagine how cool it would be to have play alongs that sound like the old recordings ? Am I the only one who would be into this kind of thing ??
Well, if I can find out what kind of mic he used, and find a way to make some recordings using it, I would definitely make some vintage sounding play alongs.
Unless someone else beats me too it...