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Micing a Choir

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by tim husmann, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. tim husmann

    tim husmann Guest

    I was recently approached by a church choir that would like to record a few songs on location. I have essentially three room choices: The first being a massive octagon shaped room with incredibly high ceilings (carpeted floors). The second is a smaller room with about a 20 ft. ceiling (carpeted floors). The final room also has high ceilings, but the length of the room is substantially greater than its width (tile floors).
    The next dilemma I am facing is the proper mic placement that will give me a fairly even balance. I have a limited number of mics and pre's, so the less I have to rent or borrow the better. There are about thirty members in the choir. I was hoping to achieve greatness with only four well placed condenser mics... let me know what you think.
  2. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Try this or the link offered on this thread

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    Good luck, there's no one right way! every room and every choir is different. FYI, I've recorded choirs in carpeted rooms - it wouldn't be my first choice- but it may be your best given the other options. good luck


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