How did Django and the Hot Club record in a studio, and does or doesn’t this apply to us today 70 years later.
To expand this thought: Fapy has been known to use ribbon mics in the studio to get the original Hot Club sound. I enjoy the way Django's Tigers use a single mic to capture their sound during live performances. And I understand that old timey bands and bluegrassers often "work" a single mic. What do you think of this sound (say vs using Bigtones, AERs, Schertlers, etc.) Is it worth the effort during live performances? Also, is it useful to try to mimic Django and the Hot Club's setups while recording in a modern studio?
Any thoughts, anyone?
I'm not sure if this is what you're after, but here goes. I think there is something to be said for going after the sound of the QHCF recordings, but not necessarily the sound, if you know what I mean. That is, the way they were recorded has a certain appeal (to me, at least), but I don't think we should still be aping every last chord form or riff. And a bunch of folks could certainly stop adding reverb to every last track to no ill effect.