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13th December 2010

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on the hammond

signs of life in the studio, after a long hiatus while finishing my phd. thrilled with my new recording setup: 2x neumann km184 condenser mics (which i became enamored of while doing the mfa at mills) running into a sound devices 702 digital recorder (highly recommended by my audiophile buddies). here, the glowing 702 records a hammond L-103. the L-103 was likely built in the 1960s, a cousin of the more famous B3. my folks acquired this one used, when i was a kid, through an ad in the old knickerbocker news. i remember visiting the house where we got it; the hammond seemed forlorn and neglected on a screened porch. it was bought for the other family’s daughter, 20 years before, who never took to it. i don’t remember how we got it home. maybe in the back of our oldsmobile cutlass wagon? this reminds me, i keep meaning to read annie proulx’s accordion crimes… also, check out owen chapman’s research on the history of the hammond organ

Tagged: accordion crimesaudiophilecutlasshammondkm184millsowen chapmansound devicescarsannie proulx

13th December 2010

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hammond L-103 + sound devices 702 by analog tara

hammond L-103 + sound devices 702 by analog tara

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