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Old 07-10-2008, 06:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Get together for a session and put one mic dead center of the musicians general area with the mic boom fully extended , but with the mic pointing directly at the floor- like a overhead cymbal set up. Give one mic to the singer and just go to town. Go back and listen to your recording and make an inventory of the overall tonal balance of the recording, minus the singer of course cuz' they have a mic. Take the instruments that sound weak in the recording and place mics on them while still keeping the "room mic" in place. keep experimenting with this process until your sound is refined as you can get it. I will tell you right now that the bass drum will probably be the one piece that you will without a doubt want to have a mic on, everything else will be up to the room acoustics and the acoustic dynamics between the instruments. Try what I suggest and you will be surprised at just how well it works
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