45 minutes non-stop live recording,need help.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Baiano, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. Baiano

    Baiano Guest

    Hi friends.Here`s my setup:

    G4 733
    Tascam Us-428
    Behringer mic pre-amp(two channels)
    Røde NT-1
    Cubase/ or/Nuendo

    Today I got a recording gig,it`s a live performance a 12 piece choir,I intend to take my gear out of my bedroom,ad another condenser mic and hit record...
    I have never recorded anything longer than 10 minutes with cubase 5.1...I have about 51GB of free space on my 80GB audio-only IDE hard Disk.
    The performance will be at a Museum and will last betwen 45 to 60 minutes ...
    I plan to borrow another condenser mic from a friend and do a 2 track recording,at place I would monitor everything with my Audio-technica ATH-M40fs headphones.

    I am very afraid things would turn wrong,it`s a long live performance...Could you guys give me some tips????Please????

    Happy Ramadan,Hanukka and Xmas.

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    The main thing I would advise is to be sure you have your computer tweaked to the max...be sure your hard disk has been optomised and de fraged just prior to making the recording. Make sure everything is in good working order. You might check with Opus in the Computing Forum for advise about that. I think things should go fine... if possible I would advise you to run a saftey dat as a "back up". Other than that it shouldn't be too difficult. Break A Leg ......... Fats :tu:
  3. you should be good with 51gigs to spare, but just to double check you might want to do the math, 1 minute of 24 bit 44.1k audio is 5.1 megs, so a stero track would be 10.2 megs, and fourty five minutes comes out to about 460 megs, 60 minutes would come out to about 612 megs. so I think you should be good. Don't quote me on those numbers though, my math could be off, but 51 gigs is plenty, either way. and yes, always have a backup, I can't tell you how much that has saved my butt before. just check and double check to make sure everything is running smoothly, BEFORE you hit record.

    Good luck, glad to here some of us are getting gigs.
  4. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Take a hi fi vcr with you for audio backup. Be sure it is set to audio input between channels highest and channel 2. Make sure the damn thing is set to audio recording and run mon out to it.

    Do it in SP (standard play) not ep extended play)

    An extra recording deck is essential.

    If you feel their will be a ^#$% up, it will happen, guaranteed. I usually have 3 backup machines running live.

    Hi fi VCR, DAT, standalone CDR.

    More than once they have saved my ass./ :d: :d:
  5. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Most consumer & Pro HI-FI recorders require video input to provide sync. Use a camcorder video out, or a video game, or any other stable video source into the VCR.
    If it is a pro VCR, use manual level controls, if consumer with level controls, watch not to hit it too hot. If consumer with out controls, disable auto level, but most don't allow it and it will sputter on high frequencies, that feed will require some experimenting on how much level to send it. ALSO, consumer decks run at -10db, +4db outs will over drive the input.

    Hope this helps,

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