Good mics for live/small ensembles,recital,choir recordings?

Discussion in 'Ensembles' started by echo, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. echo

    echo Guest

    Starting to do some recording of live performances of small ensembles (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion) and choir recordings.
    Mainly student recitals done at on campus recital halls.

    I am in need of a good set of matched stereo mics

    I have been looking at the following and would like your opinion on any of these you may have used for this scenario of recording or if you would suggest any not listed and tell me why...

    What I have been researching/considering:
    Shure KSM137's
    Rode NT5's
    Earthworks TC20's

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
    Thanks and take care
  2. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    I'd suggest you stop over to the Acoustic Music forum and post these questions over there, you'll probably find more useful info that way!

  3. echo

    echo Guest

  4. OJG

    OJG Guest


    I don't know where you plan for your recordings to end up. With my choir at church I am using an AT822, a single point x/y mic. It is limited in that one cannot change the stereo angle, but if you need something quick, with a good stereo image, I would vote for the AT.

  5. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    You should also mention a price range- I tend to like mics like Schoeps, Sennheiser MKH, Sanken and some others... They, however, are all more expensive than the ones you've mentioned here..


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