Features One Question Interviews Franz Nicolay

One Question Interviews: Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay

SPB: What instrument is the hardest to tunefully amplify in a larger venue?

Nicolay: It doesn't come up very often, but the musical - or "singing" - saw is next to impossible to successfully mic. The sound is soft and high-pitched and has no obvious point of creation, so you just have to point a mic at it and turn it up as loud as you can without feeding back. The problem is especially acute since for the performer, to accurately set and hold the pitch you need to hear it pretty well, so you need monitors turned up as well. Basically it becomes a feedback machine. Better to use a theremin. Or just a violin. 

Credits

Words by Loren on Sept. 11, 2014, 11:37 p.m.

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground
Leave a comment
Franz Nicolay

Posted by Loren on Sept. 11, 2014, 11:37 p.m.

Share this content
Related news

Bands 1QI: Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Radon

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 9:36 a.m.

One of our features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview ...

Bands New single from Franz Nicolay

Posted March 13, 2013, 6:38 p.m.

Franz Nicolay, currently touring Europe, will release a new single on April 15 for Xtra Mile Recordings. The single, titled Hearts of Boston, is the third off his Do the ...

Records New Franz Nicolay announced

Posted June 19, 2012, 7:47 a.m.

On August 6, 2012, the venerable Franz Nicolay will released this third solo record Do the Struggle on Xtra Mile Recordings. SPB followers may note the album shares a title ...

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil

More like this

Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2012

Posted Jan. 5, 2013, 11:29 p.m.
Year End 2012

For our first 2012 retrospective, we're passing the mic to record labels and artists to tell us what they thought of the past twelve ...

Guest Column: Franz Nicolay

Regular Columns Guest Column: Franz Nicolay

Posted Aug. 31, 2011, 5:01 a.m.

Franz Nicolay is a recognizable face to those following independent music over the past decade. Sure, his mustachioed stage presence with The Hold Steady has ...

Also in this section
Starless Domain

One Question Interviews Starless Domain

Posted Aug. 14, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
What's That Noise?

AEF (Starless Domain) SPB: What electronic equipment/synthesisers do you use and what led you to those in particular? AEF: On the album EOS I ...

Vandoliers

One Question Interviews Vandoliers

Posted July 23, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Josh Fleming (Vandoliers) SPB: Take us through your gear setup from your last tour?  Fleming: We roll around the country as a six-piece band, stuffing ...

69 Enfermos

One Question Interviews 69 Enfermos

Posted July 22, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

SPB: A lot of bands in this scene only exist for a short amount of time. 69 Enfermos has been active for over 20 years ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.