jazz live recording, mix critique

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tonymarachella, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. tonymarachella

    tonymarachella Active Member

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  2. cyrano

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    I ain't no expert.

    But I've recorded some Jazz. And your recording is nice. Alive. Natural. In fact, I usually close most stuff after a few minutes. I listened through all songs from this band. Very controlled stereo width! Made for headphones?

    Good band too, BTW.

    What's your mic setup?
     
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  3. paulears

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    That's a very realistic and true to genre sound. The voice sounds really good too. For my taste the drums are a tad too loud compared to the bass. The piano is recorded really well. Love it.
     
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  4. tonymarachella

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    piano: akg 310 (a/b 40cm)
    bass: Telefunken DIbox + electrovoice re 20
    drum: akg 2000
    voice: sm58
     
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  6. paulears

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    What it shows VERY clearly is that you don’t need mega mics or loads of then to do a decent job if you know what you’re doing and have good ears!
     
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  7. cyrano

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    Thanks, Tony. It shows what correct placement can do. And what Paul wrote...

    Don't go by reputation for gear. Use your ears.

    I was talking to a well-known mastering engineer about compressors last night. One of his clients walked in. So I slipped into the background. The customer had heard we were discussing compressors and told us in an enthusiast voice he really liked the use of the compressors in his music that had been mastered.

    When the customer was gone, the mastering engineer grinned. He told me he hadn't used any compressor. In fact, it was a good mix, so he didn't have to do much besides some EQ.
     
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  8. tonymarachella

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    TRUE!
     
  9. pcrecord

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    Performances are A1 !
    I would have liked the drums to be recorded in stereo and/or have a BD and SN more centered.
    It sounds live drums bass vocal.. but when it hits hard the piano sounds direct and detached from the other instruments. Nothing wrong there but I just personally prefer to hear everything in the same space (specially for live recording)

    In any case, very good job.. it's pleasing to listen to !
     
  10. ronmac

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    Very nice recording, although I would like to hear more distinct placement (personal tatse) of each instrument across the sound stage.

    Well done!
     

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