need help tonight, please!!

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by imagineaudio, Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    I am practicing with a band that I've been writing some songs with. I would like to make a mono recording of the practice just to gauge where we're at and to see if there is potential. Also, to help audition a vocalist.

    I'll be using a Boss BR-532, with the 128mb smart media installed I should be able to record 1 mono track of an hour and a half.

    What would be my best bets as far as room placement of the mic given the following:

    3 piece : guitar, bass, drum no vox
    hard rock style a'la a perfect circle / tool
    rehersal space: 12$ hour rehersal studio, some treatment but defenitly not dead, rectangular, tall ceilings (15ft+), leakage from other rooms...

    This is what I'm thinking:

    Run my k2 into channel 1 on my ashly c-52 stereo compressor (I've got +48 db of gain I can get out of it) out and into channel 2 of the ashley for some light compression, out and into the boss bypassing all cheesy built in effects.

    I assume, given the gear I have and am willing to bring is going to be the best signal chain

    now what are some tips for mic placement with in the room, I was thinking of using the mic in omni, depending on the sound of the room, but I'm really clueless....

    should i just up the digital recorder and use the onboard mic, given what I told you all about the goal of the recording?

    t minus 5 or 6 hours
  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    when my band records rough tracks just to remember what we just wrote I usually do the one mic thing. I found the best way to do it if you can is set up the bass cab, the guitar cab and drums in the horseshoe formation with the cabs facing each other and the drums at the back of the room. Now i stick my mic right inbetween the cabs which are about 6 feet apart with the mic facing the drums. Even a standard cardiod patern will pick up both cabs and the drums very well of course you can't tweak all the different things seperatly but it'll get the job done.
  3. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    my mic is continuously variable from omni - cardioid - figure 8......
    I guess I could try figure 8 facing at the drums with the amps facing the null points, might help bablence everything.....good tip,though...thanx......\
    anyone else?
  4. imagineaudio

    imagineaudio Active Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    any last minute remarks or opinions.....?
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    In omni...up high...centrally located.
  6. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    I'm with Dave. Heck that's how records used to be made. need less bass, move the bass cab back.... OLD SCHOOL!

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