Working with ensembles
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.
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).
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:
The performing ensemble will be:
- Bass/ Baritone
- Piano (9 foot grand)
- Percussion (mallet- vibraphone, chimes, marimba, bass drum and various unpitched metals)
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.