We have manged to enlist a local choir to sing on one of our recordings. I have not recorded a choir previously, so would appreciate any additional advice on the best way to do it to a backing track.
Our band have already recorded the drums, bass, keys, guitars and a scratch lead vocal, the idea now is that the choir will now add their part to this.
Obviously with three or four vocalists I'd simply rig up a set of headphones for each and away we go, but how about a choir of 100, that's a lot of cans!
if i play the track in the room (probably a church) the track will inevitably be picked up by the mic's on the choir's tracks and make mixing a tad messy. Or is it a case of playing it and keeping the volume quite low so that little of the track is captured, but the choir can just about hear it and keep in tune and time?
One idea i had was for only the conductor to have headphones and rely on him to keep the rest on the ball, but what about them keeping the choir in tune with the track?
Any views on the best technique to use?