Live Recording Newbie, where do I put the mics?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by mhb22079, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. mhb22079

    mhb22079 Guest


    My church group will be playing at a college gym with 1000+ people in attendance. I would like to get a "good" recording of our performances but have limited equipment and an even more limited budget. I have 2 Beheringer C-2 Condensor mics, and Alesis 8 track mixer and my laptop with firewire interface box running cubase.

    I know that condensors require phantom power which my mixer has, but I have no clue where to put them or how how high up they should be. There will be a sound tech running a board/PA but I don't think the drums will be mic'd and I won't have a feed from the board available.

    I would really appreciate any ideas including mic placement (how far back can I go), basic mixer settings (e.g. if distance = 30 feet then adjust eq...bla bla), etc.

    Thank You in advance.
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
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    How about some detail about your band and the PA setup? All we know is that you have a couple of drums.
  3. mhb22079

    mhb22079 Guest

    The Band consists of a drums/congas (not mic'd), acoustic guitar/wind synth direct to PA (PC based fx/synth), bass (amp'd + xlr out to pa), keyboard (amp'd + xlr to pa), electric guitar (amp'd + xlr out to pa), violen (xlr to pa) and 8 singers.

    The venue is going to hire sound people for the house mix so I'm not sure what equipment they will be using. We will be on the right-most side of the gym facing the bleachers with the main stage next to us. In the past they placed 2 PA speakers on either side of the main stage.

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