Here's a link to a YT video about Micing up a band using only Shure microphones. It was put together by the UK outlet PMT. Despite the myopic view and the whole presentation being OTT, there are some good hints and techniques shown.
some tips for recording a great drum sound ..
i track, mix, master
I stopped recording about 8 years ago and just recently decided to get back into it. I have a decent set of drum mics but they do not include any "overhead" mics. I ended up using two large condenser mics that I normally use for vocals but what I'm finding is that the snare comes out really loud, not giving me much control over the SM57 I use directly on the snare. The more I turn down the overheads in the mix, the less of high hats, ride, and other cymbals I get, making the drums sound kind of muddy.
I'm relatively new to the recording world... Since years I'm an enthusiast audiophile but I never delve into the recording world.
I'm also a professional musician, play both organ (pipe organ and hammond organ) and piano.
I'd like to buy a couple of mics to record primarly pipe organs (I think omnis would be the best choice with the complete frequency range of pipe organs [lower C at 16Hz with 32 feet pipes] and also capable of the huge dynamic range of the instrument) but also capable of recording grand pianos and hammond organs.
Took forever to setup.. Pretty cool.. too bad my ceiling is low..
Micing guitar cab with a Royer R-121 and a Shure SM57. Special attention to phase alignment and mic placement technique.
I've got a session tomorrow and Saturday with a classical vocal sextet and am looking for advice in terms of Micing them.
The mics I'll be using are a pair of RODE NT5's small diaphragm condensers and pair of Audio-Technica AT4040 large diaphragm condensers. The venue is a small church.
The sextet are used to standing in a small semi circle when performing so I am looking to keep this formation.
So, I sometimes use the SIR1 plugin for reverb (its free!). It takes impulse responses of different locations around the world to simulate reverb. You can even make your own, which I did. I took a pair of SDC's and recorded them in XY inside a giant staircase in my school. It sounds pretty cool.
To make a larger stereo-spread reverb, can I use the M/S technique? I just got a figure-8 ribbon. If I did this, could I just use the doubled side tracks (being flipped phase of course), or do I need the mid too? Or is it whatever I want?
However, looking for some advice.
This is the Orchestra... all single instrumentalists unless stated.
Violin 2 x2
Viola x 2
2 x Timpani
Sax (Sax is also doing percussion)