I am (primarily) a classical violinist and newbie when it comes to microphones and all things audio/technical. I am looking for pointers for recording acoustic violin and piano (steinway grand). I'll be recording in a small recital hall with wonderful acoustics (and a good amount of reverb). Also, I have access to a number of different microphones as well as any other relevant equipment that would be needed to produce an EP (preamps, etc).
My sister-in-law is going to be doing some "pandemic" recording for grad school auditions and I was hoping to help her capture something nicer than what she was going to try with her phone or webcam or whatever. It's mostly solo classical violin pieces and a couple with piano. And if I'm being honest I'm also looking for an excuse to get myself some gear, since I've been interested in recording for a long time. I've done some research, mostly on forums like this one, and I was hoping to get a little advice on my planned setup.
I am totally new to audio recording and I am try to get into the subject. I will try to summarize all my struggles in a very simple way and hopefully get good advice on how to continue.
-What I need is to record classical violin solo pieces, both in recording sessions as in live performances (audio/video).
-Gears I have to use:
RECORDER: ZOOM F8n
MICs: RODE NT55 matched pair on a stereo bar (cardioid and omni capsules available)
DAW: Studio One 3 Artist
I explain a little about my situation. I am a violinist and I have some experience in recordings (rather being recorded, which has given me some experience especially in editing) but I do not have much experience as far as recording equipment is concerned, now I only have a Zoom H6 and a couple of mics Studio Projects C4 with which I usually record some concerts.
I would like to invest and start recording my group (violin, cello and harpsichord, http://www.scaramuc…) and get the best results as possible.
I'm recording a songwriter with 1 large condenser; vocals and acoustic guitar. Also, I'm Micing a cello, and a violin with a RODE ntg-2 shotgun. I'm running both into a Zoom H4N recorder.
Here's a mock-up of how I intend to set up. Nix the back-up singers. Any ideas or tips?
The recording will be done in a medium size recital hall. I was thinking a pair of stereo mics in the hall, with a mic on each instrument.
i play on violin and i want to record me in my comuter..
i use AUDACITY.
i have a good pick up in my violin (somthing of barcus-berry).
andd i connect a PL cable to my comuter. but the problem is that the sound isn't good!. it's sound metallic.
i will be happy if somone can guide me what i can do. thank you.
I need suggestions about how to record my violin. Last recording session I put a Sennheiser ME 64 at 20 cm from the top of the violin. The high frequencies were too strong. Was the mic to close? I need the mic to be close to the instrument because I don't record in a soundproof studio. Furthermore, have you a diagram with the propagation angle of the frequencies of the violin?
Thank you in advance.
so far my plan of attack is to record her sitting down in a live room with a large dio condenser off axis about 3 feet above her.
as far as condensers go, this is what i got to work with
thanks for the tips.