That creamy NPR sound?
- While we're on the subject of compressors and noise gates, does anyone
have information (or an educated conjecture) on how high-end public
radio, especially NPR, gets that wonderful creamy sound?
I'm guessing it's a combination of hosts who are just amazing at
talking, mixed with incredibly expensive mics, antique hand-carved
cold war Czechoslovakian tube pre-amps purchased at the Radio Free
Europe yard sale, and a fair-trade weasel running on a treadmill, but
that's just a guess.
If someone knows exactly what they use, lay it on me. (I'm not looking
to replicate it, just curious.)
Michael W. Dean