Finally, after years of reading your publication (and those published here in Germany), I get to read an article about recording violin, viola, cello, and contrabass! While it's no wonder that this vital area gets little coverage in today's market, as a classically oriented musician I found it a great pleasure to read Myles Boisen's excellent article "Recording Musician: String Fever," in your September 2000 issue.
Another Boisen article (written with Brian Knave) in the same issue, "Build a Microphone Cabinet on Any Budget," pleases me no end. Choosing microphones is particularly difficult for personal-studio musicians, because we don't always have the opportunity to try all sorts of mics. This article was well conceived and well written, and being able to rely on the expertise and experience of Boisen and Knave makes me look forward to choosing mics with confidence.
A special word of thanks to Myles Boisen - your articles over the years have been consistently interesting and valuable to me, and I've taken your advice more than once. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Thanks!Dorian Rudnytskyvia e-mail