I'm in need of some advice. I've recently taken a piano faculty position at a University, and have been given quite a bit of funding to use as I see fit and I'd like to dedicate a portion of it to a decent 2-mic setup. As a preface, I would like to say that we have an excellent engineer who has a ton of experience and an awesome equipment list. He's also a very busy man, and I don't want to bother him every time I want to do a bit of recording, especially since I tend to record at odd hours. To be clear, I do have plans for a solo classical album, and I will be exclusively going through him when I record it.
I saw these mic tubes today - I wish I'd had one or two for what I do with sound and vision in old fashioned buildings - so much nicer visually than the bigger mics on big booms, and my one remaining C451 original with extension tubes is now suffering really badly withe the threads so weak and worn.
I am totally new to audio recording and I am try to get into the subject. I will try to summarize all my struggles in a very simple way and hopefully get good advice on how to continue.
-What I need is to record classical violin solo pieces, both in recording sessions as in live performances (audio/video).
-Gears I have to use:
RECORDER: ZOOM F8n
MICs: RØDE NT55 matched pair on a stereo bar (cardioid and omni capsules available)
DAW: Studio One 3 Artist
Here is the last recording I did, any tips would be greatly appreciated:
please find here short clips of recording a Classical Guitar (actually a flamenco guitar) with a classical piece (Lagrima by Tarrega).
M160 is obviously Byerdynamic ribbon hypercardioid (approx. 40 cm from guitar tworads 12th fret) and very close to it an Akg C460B (JI'm WIlliams moded) with CK3 hypercardiod capsule, pointing parallel to M160.
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.
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.