Recording Oboe

Discussion in 'Woodwinds' started by noteFarm, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. noteFarm

    noteFarm Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    Hi folks, any one have any sugestions on recording an Oboe, Mic placement,? I am thinking of wood floor, is that a good Idea?
    Thanx in advance
    Peace and good sessions to you all
  2. white swan

    white swan Guest

    I've never done an oboe, but I would imagine mic positioning would be similar to a clarinet or soprano sax: mic parallel to body of instrument aimed at middle area about 2-3 feet distant, depending on how much of the room you want.You might need to aim a bit away from the mouth if breath noises are a problem.

    Since it can be a bit shrill, a warmer 47ish condenser or a nice ribbon might be a nice choice! On a budget, I'm guessing an AT4060 would work just fine.
  3. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    New Milford, CT USA
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    > I am thinking of wood floor, is that a good Idea? <

    Yes, absolutely. In fact a reflective floor is good for all acoustic instruments. And White Swan is correct that you shouldn't put the mike too close. I have a fairly large live room and I typically mike orchestra instruments from three to four feet away.

  4. Mundox

    Mundox Guest

    Try this: MAke the player play against a wooden wall, or door.Mike the door from where the player approximately is.This produces a nice roomy sound.

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