[LAU] recording my new band

Eric Steinberg eric.steinberg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 21:35:50 EDT 2009

Actually, I'd do something totally different- just use the condenser, in
MONO.  That's right, mono; which worked beautifully for the Beach Boys, most
of the Motown artists, all the early blues and R&B recordings.  And mix it
by moving the position of the players relative to the mic.  The advantage
here is that it's utterly simple, which will allow you to concentrate on the
songs and the performance.  If you can achieve an acceptable sound this way,
then you can (carefully!) add more mics as you go.  Many, many classic
recordings were done this way, and since your recording medium is
up-to-date, the fidelity will be superior to any of those.  You won't have
any phasing problems either.  Drums in back, vocals up front, guitars
somewhere in between.  It works!

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Loki Davison <loki.davison at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Arnold Krille<arnold at arnoldarts.de>
> wrote:
> > On Monday 10 August 2009 07:15:59 Loki Davison wrote:
> >> I'll probably pic up the presonus or behringer adat mic pre to add to
> >> my echo gina.
> >
> > Do yourself a favour and get the presonus...
> >
> > Arnold
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> I ended up going for a 3rd option :)
> 3 Beyerdynamic opus 83 (pencil condensers) mics to add to my 1 stedman
> large condenser.
> For the preamp i got  an SM pro ep84. Pretty cheap on ebay, and a
> company from Melbourne, Australia so I can go around and complain if
> it's not great ;)
> http://www.smproaudio.com/produkte/preamps/ep84-8-kanal-mikrofonvorverstaerker.html
> ADAT option to plug into my echo Gina.
> Hopefully the preamp will turn up today so I can try recording the
> band. The Beyerdynamic mic's sound fantastic so far. They sound really
> clear, crisp and balanced recording my Collings acoustic. From a quick
> comparison I think I prefer them over my much more expensive Stedman
> large diaphragm condenser.  Though I think the Stedman suits vocals
> better.
> I have one art tube MP preamp, Should I  run the vocal mic through
> this or will the solid state sm pro pre's sound much nicer anyway?
> Thanks everyone for the great advice!
> Loki
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