How is my recording quality (mp3 attached)?

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by zooplibob, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. zooplibob

    zooplibob Guest

    I recorded a piano trio (piano, violin, cello) rehearsal in a church using a Sony MZ-M10 and Core Sound binaural unpowered mics

    Here is a sample of the recording:

    I clipped the 3 mics to the music stands of the violin and cello, who were seated facing away from the piano.

    I don't think I have much of an ear for telling good recording quality from great, so I'm asking any pros or experts to evaluate it. What is it lacking, and is there any easy fix equipment or placement wise that will do the job better?

    Its hard to beat the convenience of a tiny MD recorder and the binaural mikes. This is just for my personal recordings, but I want them to sound as good as possible. I dont want to bring around a mixer board or any equipment that isnt really portable.

    Also is there anything I can do as far as post-processing? I have Audition, but I have no clue how to best filter or equalize it for things to sound better. If you have any tips on that for this particular recording, please share them! Maybe you could email me the mp3 if you want to show me what it can sound like in the right hands :lol:

    Thanks to anyone that helps!
  2. Didier

    Didier Active Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    The sound is rather good but not the stereo image : the violin and the cello are each on a different channel which is unpleasant for listening. You might try to put both mics, I guess there are two only unlike what you wrote, between both instruments.
  3. jg49

    jg49 Distinguished Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Or distribute it both channels by panning it slightly left and slightly right.
  4. zooplibob

    zooplibob Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions. Didier, would it have the same effect if I did as jg49 said and just panned the sound in post processing? Or will it make a big difference to actually position the mikes closer between the instruments?


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