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Re: Recording in pubs

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:37 am

I'nt this place brilliant, a quick google for Lea Nicholson brought this up...... delightful :D

http://www.nicholsonrandall.co.uk/category/music/
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Re: Recording in pubs

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:07 pm

Completely agree with that. Good to see Lea doing good stuff again. It's too long since Horse Music.

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Re: Recording in pubs

Postby forumuser915213 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:15 pm

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Mike Stranks wrote:I do recall a conversation that the Elf and I had a while back now where we scratched our heads about the effectiveness of an omni as a Mid - not that either of us had tried it then... don't know if he has since...
I was thinking that this might be a good option as an audience mic arrangement for my live recordings this year.

I finally got round to trying the omni-centred mid-side approach during a band practice in our living room. The centre mic is a Studio Projects SC4, the figure of 8 is a t.bone SC1100.

As the fiddler I found I had to be about half the distance from the mics as our melodeon player in order to get a fair balance, and I also had to raise the mics close to violin/shoulder height. Doubtless similar issues would apply in a pub full of singers or a session.

The other instruments are Roland pian, assorted percussion and an old and well worked-on Hohner melodeon.

https://youtu.be/w6VYVcn1AeM

We were thinking of doing some demos with crossed pairs and omni spot mics, but I'm now wondering whether results like this won't achieve everything we need.

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Re: Recording in pubs

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Those cymbals kind of leap out at you! ;) I'd be looking to get them further from the mic and or get something in the way to attenuate them.
Aside from that things are nicely balanced to me, but as always I refer you to the disclaimer in my sig... :)
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Re: Recording in pubs

Postby forumuser915213 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:37 pm

I'm not sure how we could quieten the tishes but not some other elements of our percussionist's kit - they rather come as a set.

I see what you mean, but I think I'll just have to write them off as just part of the drama of the thing...

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