Recording Session

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You will be asked to suggest a recording set up including microphone choice, distances and pickup patterns. These are common instruments.

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Grand Piano

-Condencer Microphone 

-Stereo/Cooncident pair

-One for bass, one for treble 

-15-60cm from strings

-With lid open 

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Drum Kit

-Close mic each drum with clip dynamic microphones and 2 condenser overheads 

-Cardioid pick ups 

-Claose to each skin (15cm).

OR

1) Stereo recording using 2 condencer microphones 

OR

2) Same as above but with dynamic microphone on snare 

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Acoustic Guitar

-Condencer Microhopne 

-Cardiuoid Pick up 

-20cm away 

-Point where neak joins body 

OR 

1) Fretboard and Sound Hole 

OR

2) Stereo XY pair 

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Electric Guitar

-Dynamic Microphone 

-Close to speaker 

-Avoid proximity efect

-Take amp off the ground 

OR

-DI/Use amp modelling 

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Brass/Sax

-Condenser Microphone 

-Cardioid Pickups 

-30cm-1.5cm

-Front of instrument to pick up 'heard Souns' 

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Upright Piano

-Condeneser Microphone 

-Stereo/Coincident Pair 

-Three octaves apart 

-15-60cm from strings

-Not pointing directly at hammers 

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Vocals

Condenser microphone 

-Cardio polar pattern 

14-45cm from mouth 

-A little above /below mouth 

-Use pop shiels and sprung cradle 

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Bass

-Use a DI 

-Phantom Power requierd 

OR

-Could mic up cabinet in same way as Electric guitar 

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