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Stereo Recording - the Decca Tree technique

I've done my first Decca Tree recording

In all the years I've been recording, Decca Trees have been a mystery to me. I've been at sessions where they were used and the amount of hardware up in the air was daunting, but with a bit of effort, I've done one - in a venue with less that wonderful acoustics, and the effort was worth it!

Recording Choir and Organ in a Church

I've got a recording to do in a church on Saturday - it's a public event, and I'm going to record it for them. Not a church I have been to before, so I'm going to put up a heavy duty stand centre and am thinking maybe a chance to try out some more microphone experiments. As I think I can get up quite high I might be able to rig a pair of the 414s, in fig-8 for a Blumlein stereo pair and squeeze in M/S - with the ribbon I didn't destroy the other day and maybe the U87? I've not tried M/S with it, but I think I can make the 4 mics fit in the right places with a bit of 'bracketry'.

Choir Recording Sample - Feedback

Hello,

this is my first post here! Thank you for a lot of useful information from some very fine engineers!

If at all possible, I would be interested to get some feedback about the bellow recording. Any kind of input and advice would be great.
Basically I seem to have the honor of dealing with choirs more and more and would like to here how to improve on what I have got so far!

http://download.yousendit.com/BC90C5D94C7B6210

Thanking you in advance!

TonyK

A quick way for a cappella choir recording?

I have been asked to make concert recordings af a quite good choir (a cappela, about 24 singers) where I am one of the singers myself. I have no experience in that regard but are the 'technical guy' in the choir and do also the concert light. Now I do not worry so much about the gear necessary, also because that expense will be covered by the choir anyway.

Good mics for live/small ensembles,recital,choir recordings?

Starting to do some recording of live performances of small ensembles (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion) and choir recordings.
Mainly student recitals done at on campus recital halls.

I am in need of a good set of matched stereo mics

I have been looking at the following and would like your opinion on any of these you may have used for this scenario of recording or if you would suggest any not listed and tell me why...

What I have been researching/considering:
Shure KSM137's
RODE NT5's
Earthworks TC20's

Good mics for live/small ensembles,recital,choir recordings?

Starting to do some recording of live performances of small ensembles (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion) and choir recordings.
Mainly student recitals done at on campus recital halls.

I am in need of a good set of matched stereo mics

I have been looking at the following and would like your opinion on any of these you may have used for this scenario of recording or if you would suggest any not listed and tell me why...

What I have been researching/considering:
Shure KSM137's
RODE NT5's
Earthworks TC20's

Choir recording: AT 4050 or Studio Projects C4?

Hi all,

I am recording a concert at my church on Sunday, and am trying to decide which pair of mics to use. I have C4s and AT 4050s available. I will have almost no time to try different options since the concert is right after the last service, so I need to just pick what I think is best and go with it. The room had bad acoustics, so I already decided to forego omni options and to use an ORTF set up with either pair in cardoid mode. The choir is pretty small: 20 people set up on steps on three rows.

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