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Friday, November 19, 2010

Mobile Unit Deployment: Full Band Recording

1. Crapload of mic stands
2. Portable monitors
3. Mics and wires
4. More mics and wires
5. Interface / Preamps
6. Jakerock Mainframe
7. Computer stuff.

5 comments:

  1. Hi its really very nice blog,very useful information..Mobiles

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  2. Jason --

    I was inspired after reading the Fiery Furnaces articles that featured you and your recording methods. I picked up a FirePod as well. Woo-hoo.

    One thing I haven't seen you mention anywhere is acoustic treatment. You appear to record in a lot of non-acoustically treated rooms, yet you get good results.

    Do you have any insights or tips that you could share from your experiences?

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Sorry for the lag... The comments here arent obvious!

    The thing that could suffer the most from a bad room are the drums... I try and get the overhead mics as close to the drums as possible without getting in the way of the drummer.

    Then... I have the drummer play, and simply walk around the room , try to find a spot that sounds good and put a (usually omni pattern) mic up and record a little piece / review...

    If I think I can do better, I will take note of the previous position, and repeat the process, leaving the previous test recordings in tact so that they can be compared.

    In my experience, using your ears / intuition and doing quick experiments is the only way.

    The other thing that can suffer are vocals...
    You can make homemade baffles to get a "dry" sound from the VX by making a "T" with a boom stand and draping a blanket across it...
    This also works for taming drum sounds!

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