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    Posted 10 years ago

    decosound
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    This is the Shure 730, made famous by a photo of Billie Holiday taken in 1949 by Herman Leonard. It started being made in the late 1930's, as a low cost unidirectional mic. Although it has openings in the back, it was heralded as an efficient microphone for enviroments with background noise and reverberation.

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    1. decosound decosound, 10 years ago
      Thanks fifties50s and officialfuel!
    2. decosound decosound, 10 years ago
      Thanks, chevy59!
    3. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 8 years ago
      very nice
    4. cyclist, 5 years ago
      It's counter-intuitive but directional mics have openings to the back or side. Omnidirectionl mics will generally have openings only to the front.

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