We've been working on another video - the idea to talk about recording saxophones, but it became obvious that many people have never looked at saxophones that hard, so the video stretched a bit - the first section looks at how saxes actually work and how you should not do certain things, and also the kind of detective work you should do when you have somebody with a sax that needs reco
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.
Hi everybody I've got about $400.00 to spend on a mic that will be used primarily for Micing sax and flute. I was thinking about possibly picking up an Electro-Voice RE20 for the job based on some things I have read in the past about them.
I recently had a ska-blend band in to do rhythm tracking, and will be overdubbing horns next week.
For the 'bone, I'm pretty much settled on using my Fathead.
The other horn is a sax... which has been a bit of a bugaboo for me.
I'll begin by echoing some thoughts I found while searching this subject.
I seem to get the best recorded saxophone sound by placing the microphone in line with the bell about a foot or two away. The lowest note on the saxophone always overloads the mic, however. I can help alleviate the problem by riding the fader, but I'd rather not. If I move the mic to the side, I lose a lot of sound quality.
My daughter is a sax player, and I may be recording her in various ensembles this fall.
I'm about to record a soprano sax soloist in my living-room. The guy playing is a semi-pro and we have the following equipment:
- AKG Solidtube
- RODE NT1000
- Matched pair of ADK Vienna Edition
- dbx 376 tube mic preamp
so i showed up to a friends reasturaunt gig and saw they had the sax micked with a 58. I thought to myself, i wouldn't use that, but realized i didn't know what i would use. Any suggestions? Maybe i'm wrong and a 58 is fine. Thanks.
I'd try Sure SM57, 58, RODE K2, NT1, NTK, AKG Solid Tube, AKG C3000...
But all of them aren't the right one for tracking Saxophone or Brass instument (It's not real when I listen) What is the Mic that I should go for it. Please help.