Despite the growth of technology in music composition and performance, professional clarinetists maintain that air microphones are superior to piezoelectric pickups. Pickups offer increased mobility, isolation, and reduced feedback, but air microphones are used simply for the perceived sound quality. In this study a ported barrel pickup and a contact transducer pickup placed at various intervals on the clarinet were sampled and compared to a reference recording to determine how the sound differed for each method.
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- Partial requirement for: D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-85)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Music