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Micing a Choir

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by steelphantom, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. steelphantom

    steelphantom Guest

    I have two Studio Projects C4s that I'm looking to use to mic my church's choir. They are set up in three rows on risers, going from low (in front) to high (in back). They are in kind of like a little alcove in our church off to the side. The ceiling is very low, so micing them directly overhead isn't going to work. Which capsules do you think I should use, and how do you think I should place the mics? I'm going to mess around with them tomorrow at their practice and see what kind of results we get.
  2. GentleG

    GentleG Guest

    I'm a beginner, so ...
    (and this is only a starting position);

    I'd use ortf
    about 3 m up
    3m away (at least)
    pointing towards the back row singers

    happy new year
  3. Simmosonic

    Simmosonic Active Member

    Jan 13, 2005
    GentleG's suggestion of ORTF is almost certainly the right choice, but we need more information. Firstly, one of the starting points would be to find a mic position that is equidistant from each voice. That often means going upwards, higher than mouth level. So, how *low* is that low ceiling? Secondly, how wide is the choir (collectively, from far left to far right). And thirdly, how far out in front of the choir can you go?

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