oud recorded with TC-152 SD Sony recorder (first professional cassette machine, 1973), using Realistic Stereo Electret-1 microphone 33-919A, early (date unknown).
3 pieces. there's a glitch in the cables resulting in a mix of static and odd digital limiter behavior that adds to the recording. there's no audible wow or flutter in the capstans. you can hear capacitance changes as a result of static buildup perhaps related to an imperfect connection; the tape plays back perfectly on the recording machine.
there's an urgency in the voice of the oud making itself heard within, not above, the fray. i think the problem is in the analog/digital interface. the TC-152SD was manufactured with specially hardened tape- heads that haven't been duplicated.
Will the irony never end? I'm working on 'pain' at Eyebeam and today my partner Azure came down with me, and of course bumped her head; the result was a fairly large swelling and a lot of pain. We left to go back to Brooklyn and went instead for lunch, returning to Eyebeam (and the galleries) for a short while, then home again. She's all right, but was tearful and in agony for a while...
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