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Overhead choice for LOUD or LIVE performance drummers?

Hi everyone,

Over the years I've gradually taken on the job of *the guy who records stuff* in the three bands I play in.
My setup is focused on staying portable and leaning towards fast/easy to setup and break down, with all of my mics plugging into a Zoom Livetrak L-20. I don't own any ribbons or tube mics, and unlikely to in the short term.

Live in the studio performance via streaming

Due to the fact that we cannot perform live at the moment we decided to do a live stream from my studio. We performed our CCR Tribute show and I also recorded the live tracks in the DAW. Guitar was played direct via the Kemper and the Bass was played via the Line 6 Helix.

We setup four cameras (vocals, bass, guitar, drums) and filmed the performance.

I edited the video and put the audio together. It was very successful and went down extremely well.

This is our version of one of the tracks – Suzie Q.

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Beyerdynamic DT770 vs. Ultrasone HFI-780 vs. Ultrasone Performance 840

I'm looking for a new pair of headphones for our church's front-of-house position.
We have 4 different techs and we all have different opinions about headphones.
One guy has a pair of Ultrasone HFI-650s (I think they sound good) and he's recommending Ultrasone Performance 840s (the most expensive of the lot).
I have heard that the 840s are for bass-heads.
Another guy has a pair of Sony V600s (I'm not a fan) and he's recommending Sony V6s (by far the cheapest of the lot) or 7509s (which I've read a lot of crap reviews about).

Unusual job of the year - performance audio track about menopause!

We've got enough work to keep us gently busy through till around November - all project work that the two of use do in our individual studios, working together and separate linked via the net. Both of us have time for little one offs, but we don't advertise. My colleague is working on music for some teaching resources which doesn't need me much yet, so when I got a call from a Burlesque organisation who wanted some audio tracks for a show in London, I said yes before asking any questions. The job sounded simple - edit a few portions of commercial tracks together.

help! combining tracks from separate recorders of a live performance

I am an amateur with audio recording, and while I think I am good at some thing, here is a stupid question:

I have 2 field recorders (Tascam DR-40) and am recording some classical musicians (piano/violin duo). One of the recorders has a stereo pair of small diaphragm condensers plugged in, and the other has a pair of large diaphragm condensers. For example, the SDC are on the violin and LDC are on the piano.

Musician wants to edit his own performance

I searched and didn't find any post on this topic, so I hope I'm not duplicating someone else's inquiry.

I record a couple of local classical chamber music series for radio broadcast. For an upcoming gig, the solo classical pianist has asked me to turn over my files from his rehearsal and performance, so he can edit them himself.

I've been doing classical field recording for radio off and on since 1978, and I've never had anyone ask for this before. (Maybe I've lived a sheltered life.)



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