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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:31 pm

NT55s I think, so cardioid capsules for ORTF. The omni capsules have a mighty peak of +8dB at 10kHz, so they would appear to be equalised for the diffuse (distant) field.

I suspect the lack of perceived brightness or clarity is either down to placement or the room acoustics.... or it could be the choir itself not having great diction I suppose.

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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby Guitarking » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:10 am

I used cardiods.

I think my ears were blocked, sounds like good high end after all.

How do I upload an excerpt from the recording?
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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:21 am

This forum doesn't host any content so most people use a private link to soundcloud or dropbox (other file sharing tools are available).
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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:06 pm

Just had a quick listen on the laptop and it sounds ok to me, waveform looks fine on Reaper too. There's content all the way up so if you did want it a bit brighter then a gentle high shelf should be fine.
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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby Guitarking » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:30 am

Thank you blinddrew!!

Anyone else would like to have a listen?
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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:43 am

Difficult to tell from such a short clip, but it sounds pretty good to me. Nice stereo width. A slightly distant perspective but it works in context. Good job.

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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby Guitarking » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:31 pm

Hi Hugh,

Yeah, that's the strange thing. If I would have put the mic stand closer, it would have been more direct, but even now the mics were pointing a bit inwards the choir, so I was afraid the extremes of the choir would have been compressed, but I have the idea it's wide but could have been wider. That's what's puzzeling me.
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Re: Recording classical choir: what technique and what mic stand?

Postby Bob Bickerton » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:49 pm

Just a note of thanks to John and Hugh about those app suggestions, they are very useful indeed. Combined with an ‘Airmeasure’ App, you have a complete set of tools for microphone positioning.

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