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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jbrax, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    In January I have a Folk band coming to the studio..
    Ive been doing alot of listening to help me train my ears soto speak.

    But Im looking for Micing technics and a good approach to doing the recordings.

    Band consists of
    2- Acoustic guitars
    1- Banjo
    1- Stand-up Bass
    1- Flute
    and vocals ofcourse..

    Any help would be great :D
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    How's your room? Sounds like a great opportunity to practice your live-off-the-floor recording. Just a thought.
     
  3. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    The room isnt to bad at the moment, but I do have some reflection issues that will be taken care of by then.

    I need to install a few more broad band defusers and then all you will hear is the room size 23'x16'x7'-3"

    I have access to the following mics..

    2-Rode Nt5's
    2-Sm 57's
    1- Nuemann M49
    Studio Projects TB-1
    Royer R 121
    Joemeek JM 47
     
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Tracked or all playing together? It makes quite a difference to the mic technique - which mics you use for what and where you put them. You may have a problem with bleed from the bass if they are all playing at once, but the thing to do is to work with it and turn it into a "live" feel.

    As a first stab, I would use the NT5s on the guitars, a 57 on the bass, and hope to use the R121 on the flute, positioned well out of the air flow, of course. You don't say if there is more than one vocal line, but it still leaves the M49, TB-1 and JM47 for the banjo and vocals.

    Always take separate pickup tracks via DIs from the guitars and bass, if they are fitted.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    They all sing vocals, 4 and 5 part harmonies.

    Im sure not at the same time , but I could be weong,
    I have to get more info from them on this.
     

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