classical recording

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by thomas, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. thomas

    thomas Guest

    hello out there

    soon i will have to make a recording
    off a piano and a singer duo

    i plan to use a tascam da78 hr
    and run the voice through a mindprint en voice.
    i wouled be glad for any tips and hints
    about what to be carefull with the mindprint en voice compressor
    and how to mic the piano
    for the piano i plan to run it through a macky14 vlz board
    thanks for any hints and tips
    Thomas from Paris france

    PS: what mics are good for rec the piano
     
  2. Ethan Winer

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    Thomas,

    > i wouled be glad for any tips and hints
    about what to be carefull with the mindprint en voice compressor and how to mic the piano <

    If this is classical music, do NOT use any compression during recording! In fact, don't do anything at all - no EQ, no nothing. Defer that for later. You never want to compress classical performers at all unless they are not very good and truly need it to smooth out their performance.

    --Ethan
     
  3. superpaps

    superpaps Guest

    hey thomas,

    the tascam is a good machine for do this recordings. i do often with this machine, but . . . . i also use no compression with classical scores. be careful. go directly via mixer in the da-78 with good mic-pre-amps and good mic's( large diaphragman) . for grandpianos i use 2 stereo mics. look at this site: http://www.audiotechnica.com/using/mphones/worship/miking.html

    perhaps you have a good sounded room, use two room mic's ( omnidirectional )

    godd luck

    karlheinz, germany
     

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