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Jazz Quartet Live

Hey ho,

My studio is next to a Jazz club and sometimes I drop some mics and do a little recording.
I really dislike the Sax on this recording. I think I should have set the mic more to the funnel to get a softer sound.
But this was a fun recording on my side, so I didn't want to annoy the musicans with changing mic's etc..
I'm very fine with the other instruments, jet curious what you think.
All done live to Stereo on my desk.
5 Microphons.

all the best,

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 past year or so I've read a couple of books on audio recording, some articles here and there, flipped out while flipping through the pages of Sound on Sound magazine, etc, and am ready to jump into the process.

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