Bob Bickerton wrote:tk76 wrote:The performance I'm recording is a 6 day non-stop kirtan festival in India;
So I’ve just had a look at what a ‘kirtan festival’ entails....... acoustic instruments - probably amplified. If this is the case have you had a conversation with the sound engineer about taking a split off the mixing desk for the MixPre? Is there always 8 mics being used on stage?
If it is unamplified, then we might be able to offer alternative solutions.
Thanks Bob. I’ll be doing the sound for the event. After attending last year I offered to help out this year as the equipment was so bad and the ‘sound engineer’ almost entirely absent! The instruments are amplified. There are one sometimes two harmoniums, 2 khol drums (2 mics each), 2 lead vocalists. The rest is unamplified loud percussion; brass kartals and tambourine shakers. It’s traditional ‘call and response’ kirtan where the crowd repeats the chanting of the lead singers. Due to the dominance of the amplified vocals the effect of the crowd’s response is often diminished however, something I hope to deal with at the mix stage using the stereo room take. I’ll be using a Midas DM12 with a mic splitter to feed 8 separate signals into the mixer and mixpre.