The Grado Recording System sounds so incredibly natural that the playback/monitor experience is almost surreal; no other mic comes close in this regard.
On a recent classical piano recording project, using the Grados with a Korg DSD recorder for a recording session of a Steinway Grand, the pianist was very impressed after hearing the playback. “It sounds exactly like it does while I’m playing the piano,” he said.
Let me thank Everything Audio Network and Tom Jung for the fabulous review on my new HMP-1 holographic recording scanner system. you can rest assured that I will do everything in my power to continue to create whatever I can to further the quality of recorded sound for the industry.
I've gotten some calls asking me if it's true that the HMP-1 system records well only in good rooms? My answer is no; that is not true. The HMP-1 records perfectly in any room. Tom Jung is 100% accurate in what he said, and I agree with him completely. But that is not what Tom said.
What Tom said was that because the HMP-1 records everything with such accuracy, it will absolutely record the musical program with great accuracy. And at the same time, the crappy room sound will be recorded with the same great accuracy and mixed to the original program. That is a formula for disaster.
When you are on location stuck with what I call crappy room, there are basically three things you can do to do. Go find a good room and start over; use the shortcomings of conventional mics, which include lots of varied colorations, as distractive filtering tools; or use our new accessory to the HMP-1 — the enhancement/diffusion spheres. They can create good rooms from bad rooms, big rooms from little rooms and lots of other things. I have been recording sound since 1949, and believe me, I've had to record in a lot of crappy rooms; there is no way that I would leave you defenseless against crappy rooms.
It is my fault that Tom did not know about the enhancement/ diffuser spheres or I am sure he would have mentioned them in the review. I feel relatively certain that he will review them reasonably soon. We will start deliveries in about sixty days, and they better be good, or I'm going to know about it.
Read and see about the enhancement/diffusers on my web site joegrado.com or google it on joe grado sig.com Enjoy the beginning of perfect sound.
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