Workflow; create cd from concert recording

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by heva, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. heva

    heva Active Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Hope this isn't a question being asked for the nth time (haven't found it by search yet).

    I occasionally record chamberchoirs in a simple way, two mic's (either omni's n Jecklin or cardiods in ORTF/NOS) to a Fostex FR2LE (or beyer-mv100-edirol-UA1EX-linuxlaptop), mostly it's concertrecording in fairly nice sounding churches. Afterwards editing in Audacity (on linux), normalizing and cutting to make a CD.

    Just wondering, what order do people here use when preparing a recording (eg. classical choir) for a cd? Like order between normalizing, cutting, EQ, compress (if any) etc.?
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    don't normalise
    don't normalise to 0dbFS ,,, try -1 or -05 ... if you must normalise

    compression or limiting is up to you and depens on the results you are getting from your mic positions

    go to the Mastering section and read

    nothing wrong with making CDroms of the recorded Audacity files for archive

    then work them to an audioCD ... if you make mistakes
    like TOO much compression, you can then go back to the archive CDroms

    READ the BobKatz and TCaudio papers and articles

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