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firepod and mics for live demo recording

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by brainwashed, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. brainwashed

    brainwashed Guest

    I am a relative beginner. I am planning on setting up a mobile recording studio. I want to be able to take my gear to customer and get a good live recording. the plan is to record the band live and overdub the vocals. this will be for demo's only. once i have a stationary studio space i can overdub everyone to scratch track.

    gear i am thinking about is

    Mac G4 with Cubase SX (already have it)
    Presonus Firepod
    portable rackmount for firepod
    Shure PGDMK6 drum mic package
    3 SM57 (snare, guitars)
    KSM 27 (vocals)

    mic placement
    PG81 OH splitting the set equadistant from snare
    PG52 kick
    PG56 top snare
    SM57 bottom snare
    SM57 guitars
    bass instrument in
    KSM 27 vocals overdub

    my budget is $2000-$3000
    eventually i want to add another firepod so i can utilize all of the mics to capture more of the rooms natural reverb.
    once i get the gear i plan on doing lots of tests on my band to get good mic placement.

    questions, comments, please!!
  2. GentleG

    GentleG Guest

  3. twon

    twon Guest

    if possible try and get the shure drum mic kit that has SM series mics rather than PG series, still affordable, but imho much worth the extra cost. also i dont think you need to mic the bottom of the snare, work on learning placement and get a good sound with just a 57 on top.

    first decide if the rooms reverb is nice or not... you dont want to add too much reverb of a bad room, that will make it sound muddy.

    hope this helps

  4. brainwashed

    brainwashed Guest

    mic bleed

    a friend of mine recorded my bands first album and i did the mixing and mastering. we had the snare mic on top but there was tremendous bleed from the hi hat. is there any way of getting around that? that is why i thought to mic the bottom.

    thanks for the info guys. i will write more after some research of overheads.
  5. brainwashed

    brainwashed Guest

    so here it is

    so after much research. here is what i got

    4 sennheiser e604
    1 sennheiser e609 silver
    ksm 27
    3 sm 57
    1 beta 52a
    and stereo pair NT 5
    firepod into my laptop.

    i have run one test on my drumset. more experimentation to come.
    i like the e604 on the snare and the e609 on the kick. i'll keep you guys posted after more experimentation.


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