my new mobile setup?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by bencrud, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. bencrud

    bencrud Guest

    i have made enough $ recording local shows in just over a month with my tascam us122 to step up my mobile rig. i am thinking focusrite octopre and layla with the pcmcia adaptor. anybody else doing live recording in clubs on a laptop? what do you use?
  2. Ken Gould

    Ken Gould Guest

    I'm going to listen in on this thread!

    I'm leaning towards the Alesis 24trk ADAT instead of the laptop. Haven't decided yet. When I weigh the $$$ - the 24trk wins.

    If you're tracking from your computer interface the Lap Top is probably the better way to go.

    I own a ECHO Layla DeskTop PCI sys with Cabase 5.0 If I could, I would have bought the 24 trk Hard Drive. ICB Audio in Cincinnati has it for $1,899.
  3. Tungstengruvsten

    Tungstengruvsten Active Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    Guelph, Ontario
    I've got an RME digiface I use with a Presonus Digimax....when I need more channels I borrow my friends Digimax or rent one or 2. I've run 24 channels no prob.
  4. bencrud

    bencrud Guest

    ok how about this... if you only had two channels to record a live show (in a loud club) how would you do it? any preference on mics. i have been running off the board mix but am missing that "live sound". until i decide on what new outboard pre's and interface i would like to get a better feel on these recordings.
  5. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    Well, the real live feel is usually a bit exaggerated in recordings ... nevertheless, I would suggest the following :

    Use 2 condenser microphones that have a solid directional characteristic (meaning that they surpress sound that is not coming from the main sound direction) and put them on stands (or position them otherwise) so that they are a fair amount higher than the audience - you will otherwise have too much of people in the audience talking and stuff. Point them towards the left and right side of the PA (you might need to play around with the exact positioning).

    With good microphones this usually gets decent results if the house mix is good. I would recommend some quality figure-8 condensers. Which brands and models ? Maybe Rode's or AT's ... Others here might have better advice.

    There might also be better ways of doing it but this one has worked for myself and a number of good people I know.

  6. Eddie

    Eddie Guest

    I'm putting together a mobile rig and decided on the Alesis unit for several reasons. After backing up to another drive I'll import to Logic via the motu for editing and such.
  7. bencrud

    bencrud Guest

    what alesis unit?
  8. Eddie

    Eddie Guest


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