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 recording.
I am looking for advice on a decent setup for recording saxophones a Mic and a Pre-Amp. Making a call to one of the big online pro-audio companies gives me different advice for every engineer I talk with and the last seemed only to only recommend choices based on the high end of my "budget".
Note: I cannot afford to spend $5,000 on a gold plated vintage Neumann :) and was hoping to stay under $1K for each option not more than $1600 all together.
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. However, I figure that some of you knowledgeble folk might be able to tell me if I'm making a wrong decision or if you know of a better mic to do the job at around this price. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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.
Any ideas to get a more even response? I usually use a RODE NTK into a cheap Boss BR-1180 digital 8 track recorder.
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I am going to be recording some sax coming up here pretty soon for a rock song. The player is incredible, in fact he has a doctorate's in music (he is the band director at the local college as well), so I really don't want to screw this one up!
My question is out of the following microphones I currently own - that I think would suit this application - (though I can be in the position to rent a microphone if need be) which would be the most suitable: SM57, AT 3035, MXL 993, Apex 435.