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.
Did some testing with the Weathervane/Decca Tree overhead Micing setup..
Took forever to setup.. Pretty cool.. too bad my ceiling is low..
I have a sax quartet and need to record our performances for some QC. The music we play are jazz standards and the arrangements have a lot going on in the inner voices. We need to be able to listen to our performances to check out how we balance on set vs. in rehearsal. Our set up is usually in a V. I am unable to place a mic stand in front of the group past the front music stands. If I have to have the mic stands in in back of the group or close in front, what cost effective microphone(s) would you recommend I use, placed where and pointed where?
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.
What would you suggest for mic placement with both pairs of mics to capture both the acoustics and detail of the vocals?
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?
We are about to do Les Mis School's Edition and I have the lovely job of doing the sound.
However, looking for some advice.