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xrekcor 10-16-2019 11:12 PM

Miking up a Banjo
 
Hey all,

Never attempted to mike and record a banjo. Just seeking any tips.... got one to do this weekend in the studio.

Cheers

JFreak 10-17-2019 04:57 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
one small-diagphram condenser one foot away pointed between hands?

musicman691 10-17-2019 05:18 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2541567)
one small-diagphram condenser one foot away pointed between hands?

I'd point it a bit more towards the body. Also preferably a mic that doesn't have a hyped top end.

JFreak 10-17-2019 05:21 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2541571)
I'd point it a bit more towards the body. Also preferably a mic that doesn't have a hyped top end.

pointing to body hypes bottom if it's something else but omni

musicman691 10-17-2019 05:44 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2541572)
pointing to body hypes bottom if it's something else but omni

Don't forget banjos tend to be a bit more biased towards the high end anyway; I was just thinking to mellow that out somewhat. Of course if you have a ribbon mic handy..........

JFreak 10-17-2019 06:26 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2541573)
Of course if you have a ribbon mic handy..........

Royer 121 anyone :cool:

64GTOBOY 10-17-2019 08:03 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
+1 for ribbon

xrekcor 10-17-2019 08:16 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2541567)
one small-diagphram condenser one foot away pointed between hands?

Was what I was thinking too

xrekcor 10-17-2019 08:18 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2541571)
I'd point it a bit more towards the body. Also preferably a mic that doesn't have a hyped top end.

Maybe try padding out the resonator a little?

xrekcor 10-17-2019 08:20 AM

Re: Miking up a Banjo
 
I don’t actually have a ribbon mic.... yet. But can get a loan of one I think.


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