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  1. Mic that doesn't pick up guitar picking sound?

    Filming guitar instructional videos. Currently have a RODE NTG-1 mic positioned above and in front of the teacher. Problem is that the mic not only picks up the teacher's voice, but also the sound coming out of the monitor speakers, as well as that annoying pick snapping against the strings...
  2. Avoiding phase when doubling strings

    Hi, I am recording a string section which consists of 6 violins and 2 cellos. We will be doubling ( by re-recording a second take ) the section and are concerned about potential phasing issues. Does anyone have any advice as to how to avoid any phasing between the doubled parts at the...
  3. Help! My violin tracks are killing my ears.

    I just got these violin tracks from a remote recordist. They obviously weren't recorded in the most ideal way, and I'm trying to figure out whether they will be useable or if they will need to be re-tracked. The problem with them is that they're harsh as hell and make my ears hurt within two...
  4. audiokid

    Royer R-122 Microphones on Cello featuring Winona Zelenka

    Love this Video and R-122. Cello sounds great and the info in here is worth watching. Engineer/Producer Ron Searles records cellist Winona Zelenka, playing J.S Bach Cello Suites. Ron used 3 R-122 Royer ribbon microphones in a Decca Tree formation to capture the essence of this 1707 Guarnerius...
  5. New strings that doesn't sound like new strings (bass)

    Hello! I had to change my 11 year old strings on my bass because unfortunately they just couldn't hold the pitch any longer despite being tuned correctly. So I bought a set of D'addario Balanced and put them on in May. I haven't played much since (mostly been watching the world cup) but...
  6. Rode NT4 stereo mic for recording 2-3musician strings+percussion

    Hi I am a 1 man camera crew! (due to budget constraints) I want to record some musicians(percussion and-or string-guitar) in a small enclosed space( a music store actually). I was thinking of simply boom mounting a Rode NT4 stereo mic going straight into my Zoom H6. Opinions? Would a good...
  7. audiokid

    2 Cellos Thunderstruck

    RO is back and I want these guys in the band!
  8. Line Audio OM1 - Bach cello suites

    HI, I've just done a recording of cello suites of J. S. Bach with these little beautiful mics, just two of them going into DAV BG1 and to RME Multiface 1. I'm incerdibly suprised by the quality, precision and the sweet color they have. Hope it gives you an idea of their sound. Location was not...
  9. Strings software for recordings

    I want to add some string orchestra to my recorded tracks. Is there any software out there that is similar and easy to use like "Band In A Box" but with excellent sound quality good enough for recordings?
  10. TheJackAttack

    Recording solo strings-one example

    There are many ways to skin a camper....er.....cat. This particular method would be applicable to any number of small ensembles and able to be very flexible for different room/spaces.
  11. aaronwaudio

    Tracking Cello

    Tracking Cello I have two ladies coming into the studio soon that play two cellos (usually one bowing and one strumming or pizzicato-ing). I have read a bit about how to effectively track cello, but i would love some input on mic placement, basic eq ranges and whatnot to expand my options. My...
  12. Recording guitar, vocals & cello, violin LIVE with 2 mics?

    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? Much appreciated!
  13. Recording a (rock) cello quartet

    Hopefully this is the right place to put this, Newbie here. I searched around quite a bit, but I honestly have not found any situations close to mine. I am part of a quartet who does some pretty hard core rock cello, like Apocalyptica and Break of Reality. We are looking to record some songs...
  14. old acoustic guitar strings vs new for recording

    I have heard it said more than once that fresh strings are a prerequisite for a recording session. Being one who changes their strings fairly often, this is never a problem. But the other day, I picked up a used guitar that was quite inexpensive due to some issues, and decided to record it...
  15. audiokid

    DVZ Strings

    Ya! After 3 years in the waiting for me ( I've heard it was a Seven year development), I am finally receiving my long awaited DVZ String software. Thank you Chris Stone! I am now hopefully entering the closer to "real" world of string instruments. I'm very excited. For those interested, I will...
  16. Recording duo cello and piano/classical music

    Hi! I´m completely new to the audio recording and I am asking for some advice. I´m planning to record classical piano with cello (Schubert Arpeggione Sonata). I have tree mics: Rode NT55 matched pair and Audio Technica AT2050. Everything goes to my laptop via Fast Track Ultra. I thought...
  17. how to get this strings sound

    i am a professional keyboard player and composer. i am using cubase 4 and and lots of vsts. i am using kontakt 3 as my sampler and using ewql gold strings edition i need a particular strings sound. i used many eq tests. but i could not make the sounding. i have to upload the small...
  18. snyderman

    cello sound opinions

    I'm looking for an opinion on the sound of these cello clips. I'm recording in a week and wondering if the room will work for the sessions. Would love any opinions/comments on the following clips. Recorded with stereo Microtech Gefell 950's in a X/Y setting plugged into a Zoom flash recorded...
  19. Bass strings advice.

    Hi guys, I have a really annoying problem with my bass strings and was hoping someone could give me some advice. I play in a modern hard rock band, it sounds really heavy and agressive and I tune my 5 string, like the guitar players, in D flat, like this: 5-Bb 4-Db 3-Ab 2-Db 1-Gb It...
  20. pmolsonmus

    Wind Ensemble and Strings in a Classroom. Help

    Hi, In the next few weeks I need to record a wind ensemble and strings for a backing track to a choral piece my choir is recording. The forces are rather large and the space is not horrible, but far from great. (It's my classroom) The usable space is about 45' x 45' square (13ft suspended...
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