Bagpipes

Discussion in 'Woodwinds' started by TheFraz, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. TheFraz

    TheFraz Active Member

    so tonight I am recording some. never have before, but I do know thy are laugh as ^#$% and have a very distinctive low end hum to them.

    I have a fairly long live room, with high walls.
    I also have an iso booth thats around 8x10x8.


    any tips?
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dumpster ......down the road........wwwwaaaayyyyyyy down the road.


    Theres no way to tell you how to do these things. It either works or it dont...................

    One thing......NEVER use your best mic or a ribbon on these. NEVER.


    And pad the crap out of em......as well as compression. If you have a nice outboard compressor, it might just save ya.
     
  3. TheFraz

    TheFraz Active Member

    well i have a few good compressors. a destressor, a few uries, and some other ones.
    Its in my programs first year studio. I am returning a favor to some one who played on one of my sessions and helping record her families band.

    Should i attempt to close mic it with a 57 or sm7? or perhaps a mic on the other side of the room?
     
  4. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Go get yourself a Behinger ECM-8000 measuring microphone. It will cost you $80 or less and will work wonders on the bagpipes.
     
  5. TheFraz

    TheFraz Active Member

    So the piper never showed to the session, and thats fine by me. i was able to record and produce a really good session for 3 hours.
    even has a step dancing call and response section with the drums.
    once i get my monitors and have the free time i will mix it and post it on here.

    God i miss that studio.
     

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