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Large Ensemble Recording Problem

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3 years 10 months
Hello all,

I need some tips for recording an Large ensemble( something about 60-70 musicians) in an large auditorium (300 people capacity).

It's a charity job for a project of my church, so the equipment is, unfortunately, low budget.

I actually have a Roland R26 recorder, a Audio-Technica AT2020 and two 5 meters height tripods.

If it's really needed, i have a $200 budget that can be used to improve the equipment.

Stay with firewire Apogee Ensemble/Avalon 737 or Go all UAD ?

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21 years 2 months
Would appreciate comments suggestions or alternatives. Im considering switching to UAD Apollo 8 Thunderbolt with all UAD plugins and a new thunderbolt iMac. Presently firewire iMac, Good mics and recording studio. Vocals, acoustics and electrics. Pop country blues jazz

Comments on Recording ( HS Wind Ensemble)

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9 years 6 months
Hi, all... I'm interested in feedback regarding a recording I made recently of a high school wind ensemble. The sound file is: http://soundcloud.c…"]Ride (HHS-WE) by AdrMorgan on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free[/]="http://soundcloud.c…"]Ride (HHS-WE) by AdrMorgan on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free[/]. I've been recording high school concerts for about two years.

Recording a small vocal ensemble with voices and acoustic guitar, need some help.

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18 years 2 months

Hi folks, I'vedone a few searches but don't seem to find quite what I'm looking for inexisting threads. Here's my situation. I'm going to record a group of singers accompanied by acoustic guitar. They are going to sing Christian songs in the Ojibwe langauge.

I don't know a lot of the details that I should know at this stage of the game (so it's freaking me out) but I'm planning as best I can.

Singers = 5-7

Guitar = acoustic guitar

Venue = unknown, probably a local church (I'm travelling to the church on the day of the recording, 2 hrs. away).

Recording wind ensemble - must use 16 channels

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9 years 9 months
I am an audio student, and for my semester project in a recording class we have to record a group using at least 16 channels. Most of the class is recording rock bands in the studio, but I was asked by the director of bands to record his new piece. The recording will take place in an auditorium that has fairly good acoustics. The ensemble will be made up of about 30-40 musicians, including grand piano, upright bass (with a D.I.) and full percussion. I have limited access to microphones, but I know I can at least check out 16-18. They would be a mixture possibly including:

Best Improvement for Live Ensemble Recording

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9 years 11 months
I've been doing recordings of High School and College level musical ensembles for family and friends (and sometimes myself relying on set-and-forget) for a couple years now using only a lone RØDE M3 microphone hooked into Marantz PMD660. I've managed to get surprisingly good results from this setup, but I'd love to step it up a healthy notch - and get the most bang for my buck.

Micing a Classical ensemble?

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9 years 11 months
Hello all! I will be recording an original composition of mine and I'm lost on how to mic it with what I have...

The performing ensemble will be:

(solo voices)
- Soprano
- Alto
- Tenor
- Bass/ Baritone

- Viola
- Piano (9 foot grand)
- Percussion (mallet- vibraphone, chimes, marimba, bass drum and various unpitched metals)

Apogee Ensemble or RME Fireface UFX?

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10 years
Ill be using it with a iMac and Cubase 6.
This will be my main Recording interface, will be used with external pre amps for tracking "rock" drums, guitar, vocals, exclusively in my home studio.
I know the feature differences between the two, my question is on the audio quality, does one have better conversion quality or Pres?
I do like the idea of higher channel abilities with the RME, so.. if the conversion audio quality is just as good as apogees, then i'll get the RME.