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Hi guys. I'm a newbie here and I don't know anything about setting up a live concert and recording it.
My band is going to set up an indoor concert. Audience will be up to 500 people. The only thing I know about the venue is that it has a PA system and an audio mixer (soundboard).
My band's line-up:
1 Electric Guitarist (will be playing on an Epiphone SG and Epiphone Les Paul connected to a Marshall MA50C)
1 Bassist (will be playing on a Fender Jazz Bass connected to an Ampeg amplifier)
I want to record the concert with 3 HD handycam camcorders and multitrack it. Could you guys explain me how to multitrack it? What equipment and microphones are needed?
Are you playing in the band as well? Have you got access to the venue, the sound system and its operator for at least a couple of hours before the audience arrive, so that you can set up and test the recording system? Have you GOT a multitrack recording system which you're practiced in using?
Make sure at least one of the cameras is set up near the centre of the hall, and that it records the whole performance. I think you'll end up finding its audio track very useful :-)
I'm not playing in the band; although, I'm the main manager and I have a full access to the stage and the PA system. Exactly what equipment do I need for multitracking?
The concert will be shot with 4 cameras: One SD camcorder (Sony DCR-SX15E) that'll be distant from the stage. One HD camcorder (Sony HDR-SR12) right in front of the stage (will be used usually for close-ups), and two other camcorders (HD hopefully).
And yes, we'll have time prior to the gig for the sound/camera check.
Edited by Zeppelifan (12/02/12 11:33 AM)