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Old 09-26-2010, 10:34 PM
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Please let me know the best/correct way to record a live music with 5 musicians-
acoustic drum set, bass, rhythm, lead and keyboard. The studio area is 14' wide x 12' long x 9' high.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:41 AM
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Yes, I would love to know that too.
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Yeah me too. Especially the keyboard, cos I put a mic against it and I get these clicking sounds...

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Old 09-27-2010, 11:32 AM
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Recommend this... or at least watching this. Great video (all of them on the series) and a good view of Polar patterns at work (and at work in a serious matter)

Great isolation and the room is a decent size, but the separation is amazing..

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Please let me know the best/correct way to record a live music with 5 musicians-
acoustic drum set, bass, rhythm, lead and keyboard. The studio area is 14' wide x 12' long x 9' high.

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:25 PM
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Yeah me too. Especially the keyboard, cos I put a mic against it and I get these clicking sounds...

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Just use that as the click track!
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:43 PM
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I do this almost every day, and described above with eh polar patterns....the key is to know your microphones and what they are capable of. By understanding the areas each mic is designed to reject noise you can place your musicians accordingly.

Your drumkit will pretty much always bleed, as you'll get a lot of reflection from it. This can be prevented by using deadening type panels, or by putting up those drumming screens. the key with other instruments like guitar etc is to place the mic right up against the grills. You may have to sacrifice tone for seperation in some cases, or you might live with some bleed for better tones.

You talk about micing up the keyboard and getting clicking sounds. I would just plug the keyboard through a DI if required into a stereo track. Unless you've got some sort of boutique tube amp for the keys, you're better off getting a totally clean signal than something with bleed etc.

The biggest thing to remember when doing this is to sound check until you get it right. There is nothing worse than going back through hours of awesome tracking to realise the crash is bleeding excessively into your guitar mic.
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The biggest thing to remember when doing this is to sound check until you get it right.
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Yeah me too. Especially the keyboard, cos I put a mic against it and I get these clicking sounds...

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not just the keys clicking, but the thumps when the keys come back up, how do i get rid o that? sheeesh...

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