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    Recording Classical Instruments with Ribbons and Condensers? Possible?

    Hi Recording.org community! I wanted to reach out to your collective wisdom! Is it possible/recommended to record classical instruments (I am a professional flutist) with both ribbons and condensers?? I have seen this in a couple of places eg. on the Royer website they have a recording of a...
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    Suggestion on Classical Piano Recording? AT2020USB vs H4n vs Rode NT4.

    Hi. I'm very new to recording and looking to record a classical piano performance in a small studio that could be used for pre-screening in applications for music schools. There is not much guideline on the requirement for the pre-screening material, but I want to make it as professional as...
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    Which Churches have the best acoustics for choral & classical music recording?

    Hi All, I'm slowly moving in the direction of being ready to record and to this end have started looking into which acoustic environments best support recording the kind of music I'd like to record, i.e. classical music in its many forms. To this end I recently found an article by Leo Beranek...
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    portable classical recording system

    Hi all, I am looking to start a recording studio at a local conservatory dedicated to classical musicians, especially pianists and strings. I am a pianist by trade, but have always wanted to learn more on the recording end. My venue would be small / medium concert halls from 150 - 400 seats...
  5. tunefoolery

    Another mic needed for recording classical ensemble?

    Hello everyone, I'm not a professional recording engineer, but I do have a regular gig recording performances of classical music students at a local university. I have a pretty minimal mic collection. Generally, I use just two AKG C1000 mics, in an ORTF configuration, regardless of what...
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    Sound beginner building a recording package, classical and jazz music

    Greetings all. As a photographer, filmmaker, lifelong audio enthusiast, and beginner sound recorder, I'm glad to have found this website to research, ask for, and perhaps sometime, offer advice for the art of recording. My first post here I will keep as simple as possible for now. For the...
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    microphones to record classical guitar at home

    Now I use Zoom H4n with the in-built microphones to record classical guitar at home. I use it as audio interface to record to Audacity, or record to SD and then import it to PC. Here is a recording example: [="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZxu-7HT9k"]View...
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    Classical guitar Recording questions

    A friend of mine is going to let me record my classical guitar in a special place at his house. He created a CMU masonry block castle 40’ tall. The castle at the bottom is 8’ diameter. He cut a door into the bottom and you can go into the belly of the castle. On the inside the castle belly is...
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    best set-up for recording classical concerts

    Hello All, I work for a university putting on classical concerts. They have just built a lovely 500 seater hall for the concerts, the room is great (imagine a nice modern classical music concert hall) with a fancy new 24 channel digital mixer in the control booth. I've been asked to suggest...
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    Pair of SDC's around £500 for classical recordings?

    Hi, I'm looking to buy a pair of SDC's for location recording of classic vocal groups and ensembles. So far I've tried the Rode NT5's and JZ BT201's. From my experience of these I would say the NT'5s are more suited to classical recordings as the have a much higher output and lower signal to...
  11. datiko

    Mobile studio for classical mus. recording

    Hello, everyone I record classical music for a long time and already had a setup for recording. But recently, the radio station where I was working has stopped working and some equipment left with it. I've been using this setup: Digidesign Digi 003 Mackie Onyx 800R Macbook pro with Protools...
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    point me towards research: comprssors & limitiers for classical recordings

    Hi. I'm an enthusiastic amateur, learning as i go. I have been recording school concerts and orchestras in large cathedrals and churches. Nearly all the advice and tutorials around the use of compression and limiters seem to be aimed at bands with drums, guitars, bass etc etc. The dynamic...
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    Classical vocal sextet miking?

    Hi, I've got a session tomorrow and Saturday with a classical vocal sextet and am looking for advice in terms of miking them. The mics I'll be using are a pair of Rode NT5's small diaphragm condensers and pair of Audio Technica AT4040 large diaphragm condensers. The venue is a small church...
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    Entry Level Mics for recitals/classical ?

    Hi , I am always interested in recording for solo recitals / solo concerts untill recently I have the opportunity. Usually the recording situation will be a soloist + a accompaniment.( violin + piano, clarinet + piano , french horn + piano ,etc...) As you can see the instruments range is quite...
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    Recording classical baritone singer

    Hello, There have been many threads on this across the forum, but most of the ones I found are a bit old, so hear me out! I'm a baritone singer and perform opera, art songs, and early music. My voice is perhaps medium for an opera singer (large for an early music singer). I'm looking for...
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    New to Classical Recording...

    Hello! I have a gig coming up recording a Grand Piano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Soprano playing a 12 minute classical piece on location in a small hall. I don't have a lot of experience recording classical music, and am wondering how best to approach the recording. The stage is 4 meters...
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    Micing Classical String Bass

    Thinking of solo classical string bass- I’ve had this come up twice this year. What do you all do for accent micing? Any success stories for Mains positions? My best success has been with a stereo 414s in fig 8, aimed at the lower portion of the front panel, with the null on the bridge-...
  18. Mice256

    converter/preamp combo for classical recording

    Hi all! I come from rock/pop background in recording and i want to get more into classical recording. currently I have been recording with PT and my mackie onyx mixer. I want to upgrade to a converter and preamp setup since I do everything in the box anyway. I was thinking of going for apogee...
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    Equipment recommendation for small-medium sized classical recordings

    Hi, I'm new to all of this. I'm looking to record some classical concerts in high quality. I'm about to buy a Sony PCM-D50 as this seems to be about the best quality-wise in my current price range, and I'll be recording at 24 bit 96kHz (and playing them back on my high end audiophile hifi)...
  20. dvdhawk

    Recording Classical

    I know many of the pillars here at Recording.Org do very well at expertly serving the needs of the classical community. This article in the regional section of my Google News caught my eye - entitled [="http://www.philly.com/philly/insights/149770265.html"]Local classical musicians gladly pay...
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