The ‘Stage To Studio: Recording A Live Band’ seminar took place at the PLASA show in London on September 15th and 16th, sponsored by Sound On Sound and Headliner magazines and aimed at helping attendees to make better live recordings. The seminar then provided the basis for the cover feature in our December 2019 issue (out now in the shops and available to read for free here) which is full of great advice on how to plan a live recording, capture the event as it happens, and how get the best out of the resulting multitracks once you get back to your studio. And now the seminar which became an article has become... a competition.
As you'll know if you were at PLASA or if you've read the SOS article, during the seminar, the current band backing former Carnabys frontman Jack Mercer, aka VC Pines, was recorded by Jamie McEvoy, engineer at Miloco Studios. The stem files from the seminar will shortly be available from the PLASA sub-site below, allowing anyone to test out their live mix skills. Entrants are encouraged to make their own mixes and submit them to PLASA, where an expert team will choose the best mixes. Two winners (one for best original mix and one for best alternative mix) will be chosen, and receive top prizes from Genelec and Shure (to be announced shortly).
For more information, check out the link below!