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Those home recorded choirs, bands and orchestras

In this lockdown there's loads of material on YouTube with brass bands, choirs, orchestra etc all singing at home and then it sounds and looks so simple.

I got asked - as a freebie of course, to do one for an amateur choir - you know the thing, really nice people but the prospect of using technology at home on their own daunting.

Recording an Orchestra using Royer ribbon microphones, with engineer Robert Friedrich


Grammy-winning Classical Engineer Robert Friedrich gives us an in-depth look at the recording techniques used when recording "The Carnival Of The Animals" with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Friedrich relied heavily on ribbon microphones to achieve the desired sound quality.

Orchestra recording-which hanging mics here


Some of the orchestras I've seen have engineers using various types of mics hanging from the ceiling and I've been wondering which ones the tiny ones are in this video from Symphony Hall,Boston. From what I've seen they generally use maybe a half dozen hanging across at the front of the stage, what appear to be "full size" small-diaphragm, omnis maybe.

mic placement for recording an orchestra


I am planning on recording a school orchestra recital and need some help deciding on a microphone setup. I've done live sound for decades, but have done practically nothing relating to orchestral recordings. I also have a limited selection of microphones to choose from. The end result will be a stereo audio track to mix with video from multiple cameras for a concert/recital video.

Small Orchestration, new Logic Pro X sounds great Imo

Hey Ya'll,
so i made an impulsive decision to purchase Logic Pro X;
and i have to say, ***i'm truly impressed!***;

although the operating performance seems a little slow (although it could be my computer!), and of course some of the usual functions seem a slight bit glitchy, which is expected in the early days of any released software.

East West Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra

Has anyone, or does anyone use East West Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold software? I am in need of more realistic sounds, with articulations, and this one seems to be what I am looking for within my budget? What do you think of it, why? Would you recommend something else instead, why? Any thoughts would be helpful.