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May 10th, 2015 08:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've recorded the band live using 8 inputs ( vocal, vocals, bass, kick, snare, cymbals, guitar, toms) into a Presonus interface into GarageBand. I'd like to experiment with just two channels using two mics, placed front left and right . What would be some reasonable suggestions?

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May 10th, 2015 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Large diaphragm condensers.

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May 10th, 2015 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What are your thoughts on mic placement?
Do you want the mics to hear primarily the mains, the sound coming off the deck itself? Both?

I think you will be disappointed with the results using mics only, regardless of their design or placement.

A better choice would be to do the mic thing and record a two track send from the mixer.
Then delay the direct source to time align that source with the room mics.

Wide cardioid mics suffer somewhat less from proximity effect, and small diaphragm capsules do a better job of recording the transients.

Here's a link with some stereo micing options.

cheers

stereo mic stuff

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Whitehorse Canada

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May 10th, 2015 07:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Forgot to add...if you want the mics to hear both the mains and the sound coming off the deck...the mains should be delayed to time align them with the back line.

Achase4u

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May 11th, 2015 02:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It'll sound quite a bit different to the multi mic setup. This session sounds good in the link. You have to pay extra special attention to where the players are though. This is your only chance to balance them besides their dynamics.

cascade x-15 full band

(This message was last edited by Achase4u at 04:07 AM, May 11th, 2015)

Dadical
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May 11th, 2015 02:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice!

You guys have a CD out?

Achase4u

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May 12th, 2015 08:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If that response is for me - I'm not actually a part of that project - but the album is available - called the "Coyote Sessions" I believe.

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May 16th, 2015 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've always had outstanding results recording a room in stereo using two small Crown PZMs.

Mic placement is not critical, and no comb filtering issues. Set and forget.

This inexpensive and wonderful thing.

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