1. B

    Lavalier for Horn Mic

    This is probably a really stupid question but I'm just getting started with this and I have a pretty tight budget. I was curious as to weather I could get away with using a cheap lavalier microphone from Amazon to mic a sax, trumpet, or trombone. Could one of these mics handle this or would it...
  2. paulears

    Xaphoons - not a how to record, but a how to make it play question?

    I spotted these instruments - Plastic recorder like things that take a reed, and sound like a sx/clarinet. Plenty of youtube clips showing a sort of nice sound, and comments on how easy to play...
  3. LSinoff

    Micing Live Performance of Sax Quartet

    I have a sax quartet and need to record our performances for some QC. The music we play are jazz standards and the arrangements have a lot going on in the inner voices. We need to be able to listen to our performances to check out how we balance on set vs in rehearsal. Our set up is usually...
  4. E

    Recording Saxophones, Mic and Pre-Amp Combo

    Hello, I am looking for advice on a decent setup for recording saxophones a Mic and a Pre-Amp. Making a call to one of the big online pro-audio companies gives me different advice for every engineer I talk with and the last seemed only to only recommend choices based on the high end of my...
  5. A

    recording a SAX, what interface and mic?

    Hey all, I've known about this forum for a while, and though i'm not a recording artist or audio or master engineering, I've got the kind of personality that completely engrosses themselves into something that I have a hint of interest. I've recently become quite serious in knowing more about...
  6. lambchop

    Mic Suggestions for Saxophone and Flute

    Hi everybody I've got about $400.00 to spend on a mic that will be used primarily for micing sax and flute. I was thinking about possibly picking up an EV RE20 for the job based on some things I have read in the past about them. However, I figure that some of you knowledgeble folk might be...
  7. soapfloats

    Micing Saxophone for Ska/Jazz/Reggae

    I recently had a ska-blend band in to do rhythm tracking, and will be overdubbing horns next week. For the 'bone, I'm pretty much settled on using my Fathead. The other horn is a sax... which has been a bit of a bugaboo for me. I'll begin by echoing some thoughts I found while searching...
  8. R

    Looking For Saxophone/Trumpet/Violin Player

    Basically I am in a band, but lately indulge in abit of home recording to broaden my ideas, atm I have a little piece recorded, with some simple piano chords, and me playing guitar, there are spaces in between the guitar playing and I would like these if possible to be filled by a saxophone, if...
  9. G

    Mic placement for saxophones

    I seem to get the best recorded saxophone sound by placing the microphone in line with the bell about a foot or two away. The lowest note on the saxophone always overloads the mic, however. I can help alleviate the problem by riding the fader, but I'd rather not. If I move the mic to the...
  10. BobRogers

    Clarinet/Bari Sax Duet

    [=""]This[/] is a quick and dirty effort on the part of all parties. A high school Junior wrote the piece - I think as part of a class project - and my daughter (on bari) and her friend (on clarinet) recorded it on Monday...
  11. M

    Recording Sax - scared!

    Alright, so here's my small dilema... I am going to be recording some sax coming up here pretty soon for a rock song. The player is incredible, in fact he has a doctorate's in music (he is the band director at the local college as well), so I really don't want to screw this one up! My...
  12. BobRogers

    Problems recording bari sax

    Last night I recorded my daughter playing some bari sax etudes for a band camp application. I used mid-side with a K2 as the mid and a C414 as the side. Put the mics about 2.5 feet from the sax a little below the bell. I didn't experiment around too much with mic placement since Alice was...
  13. J

    Decent PA setup for sax, vocals, acoustic guitar, and music

    Well, I'm sick of waiting for a band to come together, so I think I'm going to rely on some tracks in the meantime. What I was thinking about is getting the 1u rack mixer Rolls RM65, an effects processor probably a Lexicon MX200 or maybe a Digitech GNX4, and possibly a JBL EON G2 15". I figure...
  14. BobRogers

    Sax mic, techniques for woodwind ensembles

    My daughter is a sax player, and I may be recording her in various ensembles this fall. My first question is what you guys use for recording solo sax. I haven't really gone through all the combinations of mics and preamps in my collection as she has just been recording practice sessions...
  15. R

    Wind/Saxophone MIDI controller

    I'm looking for a good wind MIDI controller that resembles the fingering on a saxophone. What's a good one?
  16. musicsound

    need HELP - recording of sax and trumpet

    need HELP ! during next weekend I have to record a sax and a trumpet (swing music) the first time in my life. Unfortunately I don´t have a seperate recording room and it will be quite difficult to get real control over the tone during tracking. Also intensive testing and trials might be...
  17. P

    Soprano sax micing

    Hi, I'm about to record a soprano sax soloist in my living-room. The guy playing is a semi-pro and we have the follwing equipment: Mics: * AKG Solidtube * Rode NT1000 * Matched pair of ADK Vienna Edition * SM57 Pre: * DBX 376 tube mic pre Interface * Digidesign Digi002 Rack...
  18. S

    AKG C 1000 S as mic for sax

    Am I asking too much of this modestly priced mic for sax recording? And if it is adequate, any suggestions as to placement in relation to sax bell etc? And what about input volume settings ... ride it just short of too far, or keep it way below peak? DAW set up is Sonar 4 PE with fast...
  19. M

    Best mic for sax?

    I'm about to record a girl who wants some sax on her record, was just wondering which out these mics (or possibly combination thereof) would be best: SM57beta Senn 421 AT4040 I was thinking the 421 with the 4040 for ambience, but any input would be very useful.
  20. jbeutt

    Sax mic

    so i showed up to a friends reasturaunt gig and saw they had the sax micked with a 58. I thought to myself, i wouldn't use that, but realized i didn't know what i would use. Any suggestions? Maybe i'm wrong and a 58 is fine. Thanks.