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1st Location Recording

Discussion in 'Recording' started by 2db, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. 2db

    2db Guest

    I received a call to record a renown jazz artist but he wants the recording done at his home. I did my first recording of a jazz group several month back but the instrumentation was a little different and I could go back and add strings and solos later. This project is once and done in a day.

    What I need help with is mic and pre amp choice. What would be your choice using an 8 channel recorder on a jazz quartet-Bop/Latin. Instrumentation is piano, Bass Drums and the Sax player doubles on vocals? This setup is in one room probably no isolation. What mic patten to use, when to use the ribbon, hyper or omni etc, and lastly how to direct the band to set up, to avoid leakage.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!!!

    Equipment List:
    1-AKG-C535 EB
    1-Neumann-U87 Ai
    1-Rode Tube K2
    1-Sennheiser MD-421
    1-AEA R84 Ribbon
    1-ElectroVoice RE 20
    2-AKG C414 B-ULS
    2-AKG C12 VR
    2-AKG C451 B
    2-AKG C480 B ULS/CK61 and CK62 capsules
    2-Oktava MK-219
    3-Sennheiser MD441
    WORKSTATION: Korg D1600 V40 8 tracks at a time total 16 tracks

    PRE AMPS: 2x GRACE 101's, True Precision 8, ADK AP-1,

    *Thanks for your patients and help!!!
  2. Zilla

    Zilla Active Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    WY / CA
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    Some quick thoughts...

    Your mic compliment should serve you well. Many good combinations are possible.

    Your biggest problem will be the room acoustics and isolation, expecially if the bass is acoustic. Because the bass is a quite instrument and performing in the same living-room with the other musicians, you will have massive leakage. That is, the mic will capture almost as much drums and sax as it will bass. You could go direct, but will suffer with much less fidelity.

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