About Marc Mommaas

Marc Mommaas is a jazz saxophonist based in New York City. He teaches regular classes in improvisation and polyrhythm, and tours frequently, performing at jazz festivals and concerts around the world.

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Posts by Marc

Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Mic: Ribbon Shootout

This is the third installment in NYC saxophonist Marc Mommaas’ “Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Mic.” In this piece, Marc hears 8 ribbon mics, takes 3 on tour, and records an improvisation through all of them at Systems Two studios in Brooklyn. Are ribbon mics viable for stage use? Find out here.

Posted:Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Mic: Condenser Shootout

First I would like to thank all of you who responded to Part I of The Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Microphone, which reviewed dynamic microphones. This is a very exciting project, and since the last article I have made a point of talking to each live sound engineer I could get my hands […]

Posted:Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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The Quest for the Ultimate Live Sax Microphone

As a Jazz musician, I spend a lot of time on the road being exposed to a great variety of concert halls, jazz clubs and outdoor jazz festivals. Each space presents a complex set of variables that a sound engineer has to deal with in order to translate the acoustic sound from the stage to […]

Posted:Monday, October 17th, 2011
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