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Live Concert Recording

Hi all,

Curious, who here is also into recording Live Concerts? Ive been recording for 10+ years, and currently recording onto a Zoom F8 with Neumann KM184, and AKG 300 with caps.

Love to hear who else out there records concerts? I am into The ABB, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, etc.

Thanks

karl

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pcrecord Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:11

Hi Jerry !

I've done it a few time using the record fonctions of today's digital mixers just for fun,, But if I was to offer the service, I'd use a multitrack gear using the direct outs of the mixer. Of course when I do live work, it's mostly pop or rock artists at large venue. If I wanted to record acoustic instuments in a place with no PA.. I guess I'd go small with a stereo setup depending on the musicians.
I believe there is no good for all recipe, we must adapt to the venue each time.

Would you care to share a bit of your work ?

bouldersound Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:13

I have two 16-channel split snakes (only use one at the moment), a Soundcraft GB2-R and an Alesis HD24. I haven't been recording a lot of shows lately but am looking to do more.

Here's an example. The band was a little off due to tech issues so there are some tempo "adjustments" made here and there. And pardon the F-bomb at the beginning. The house sound person didn't use any mics on the kit so I put my AT-822 up as an overhead. I captured the audience with a pair of F-15 SDC mics (from the Audix Fusion 6 drum mic pack) gaffed to the DSL and DSR corners of the stage and angled in 45°. There's no added reverb, what you hear is the room mics.

[MEDIA=soundcloud]bouldersoundguy/ginger-slap-live-at-nissis-stay-the-same-01

wheresjerry Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:03

bouldersound, post: 447625, member: 38959 wrote: I have two 16-channel split snakes (only use one at the moment), a Soundcraft GB2-R and an Alesis HD24. I haven't been recording a lot of shows lately but am looking to do more.

Here's an example. The band was a little off due to tech issues so there are some tempo "adjustments" made here and there. And pardon the F-bomb at the beginning. The house sound person didn't use any mics on the kit so I put my AT-822 up as an overhead. I captured the audience with a pair of F-15 SDC mics (from the Audix Fusion 6 drum mic pack) gaffed to the DSL and DSR corners of the stage and angled in 45°. There's no added reverb, what you hear is the room mics.

[MEDIA=soundcloud]bouldersoundguy/ginger-slap-live-at-nissis-stay-the-same-01

Sounds nice.

John Willett Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:33

wheresjerry, post: 447620, member: 50213 wrote: Hi all,

Curious, who here is also into recording Live Concerts? Ive been recording for 10+ years, and currently recording onto a Zoom F8 with Neumann KM184, and AKG 300 with caps.

Love to hear who else out there records concerts?

Yes - mainly classical.

I use a Nagra VI or AETA 4MinX recorder and I have a good selection of Microtech Gefell, Neumann, Sennheiser,etc. mics.

Monitoring is via ME-Geithain monitors (I have RL 906 and RL 944K) if I have a room, or Sennheiser HD 800 / HD 25-1 if I don't. Monitor controller is the Grace m903.

The last major one I did was in Chipping Campden last September - it was the inaugral concert for Sono Vivo, a charity that raises money for cancer research via classical music concerts.

You can hear my recording on their website [[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.sonovivo…"]HERE[/]="http://www.sonovivo…"]HERE[/]

I used an ORTF pair of Gefell M300, plut a 60cm spaced pair of Gefell M221 omnis at -12dB.

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