[LAU] recording my new band
pcoccoli at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 22:59:22 EDT 2009
On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Loki Davison<loki.davison at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/9/09, Paul Coccoli <pcoccoli at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Florian Faber<faber at faberman.de> wrote:
>>> Paul Coccoli wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Loki Davison<loki.davison at gmail.com>
>>>>> I'm really confused. Why should I record with these zoom things
>>>>> instead of my computer and ardour? I was asking what mic configuration
>>>>> I should use. Ie how many mics...
>>>> Use 2 mics in XY:
>> Because the OP wants an get a stereo mix of a jam session easily
>> without phase issues. Plus he already has an audio interface with 2
>> mic pres.
> Ahh, so 2 channels is the way to go? I'd love to be able to change the
> relative volume of the instruments afterwards as i've got a habit of
> playing a little too loud vs the lead singer ;) Also our lead
> guitarist is often way too quiet. Though if everyone has there own mic
> i guess you get strange phase effects? A pair of condensers is best?
> Non-matched ok?
A pair is easiest; I don't know what's best. If you close mic each
instrument, then I don't think you'd have noticeable phase issues, but
you'd need at least 6 mics and setup time increases. If it's a jam,
why not concentrate on playing and just throw up the 2 mics in a
sensible spot? The more time I spend messing around in software,
checking levels, etc., the less musical I feel. YMMV.
I would guess that after a few sessions, you'd get a good idea of
where everyone should sit and where you should place the mics. Maybe
you'd even improve your own dynamics.
I'm most likely talking out my rear here anyway...
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