Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Prairie Home Companion - the movie

One interesting film of the last year was based on the popular NPR radio show and and in one very interesting segment, Lilly Tomlin with Meryl Streep does a live song together with Garrison Keillor. Lilly and Meryl are on RE20s (microphones shown here, in position, but from another scene) and Garrison on the 77DX. The take is pretty clearly done without an audio overdub, very well performed, and you get to really appreciate the vast difference between these two microphones on voice. Garrison's open sound contrasts with the ladies' blockier, compressed and even slightly nasal tone.

The film is a bit uneven but well worth watching, and hearing.

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