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just recording 5 guys in a room...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by catchpenny, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. catchpenny

    catchpenny Guest

    hello.
    over next weekend i am having a long band rehersal/jam type thing that i would like to record, but with very limited resouces. would it be possible to get a good sound just putting up a couple of sm58 style mics around the room and press record... or is that a bit optamistic?
    cheers,
    charlie
    ps im new -hello.
     
  2. salty

    salty Guest

    Hi catchpenny, SM58s are useless for picking up sound if the source is more than 2 feet away from the mic. You'd be better off getting a couple of condenser mics or boundary mics for recording ambient room stuff.
     
  3. catchpenny

    catchpenny Guest

    cheers. back to the drawing board then...
     
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    Take your 58's and aim them at the ceiling...stay 3' off...make sure they have 10 to 12 feet between em...cue up your recorder on pause while everyone plays and monitor on your phones...move them around until the 'phase' corrects itself...have fun
     
  5. catchpenny

    catchpenny Guest

    cheers i will definatly play around with that approach next time!
     

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