Well, based on the replies to my note from yesterday, it doesn't seem that there's a great deal of interest here (maybe I shouldn't have included the "f" word in the header <g>). But, just in case someone did drop in for last night's webcast, let me comment on the Rhonda Vincent recording. Rhonda is one of the artists who has switched over to the "everyone gather round one mic" configuration. I wanted to capture stereo for the broadcast, so I decided to see if an M/S configuration would work here. Her mic of choice was a AT4033. I asked her if I could add a second mic to her mic stand, and she said as long as I could keep it out of sight, she was fine with it. So I added a 414 in figure eight mode right behind the 4033. I clamped it onto the same stand, and even used a bit of tape to hold it in place. The result was surprisingly good stereo. I did have a separate pair of mics to capture the audience, but the only time those came up was during applause. While Rhonda and her band were playing, the 4033 and 414 were the only mics in the mix. So if you ever find yourself working with a band that wants to all sing and play around one mic, try an M/S setup - it worked well for me. The Asylum Street Spankers recording that will be aired tonight was another challenging miking situation. Basically, they are purely acoustic, no directs, no amps, no mics. And that's the way they wanted to be recorded - no directs, no amps, no mics. So it was an interesting discussion. <g> I'll try post later with some comments on that one. Jim Gilliland wrote: > But first something even more important... > > I just brought home my wife and newest daughter from the hospital this > afternoon. Yep, another Gilliland enters the world.... Jaimee Lynn > Gilliland arrived Wednesday evening shortly after 9. > > Now for the subject line - WKSU is broadcasting my recordings of last > year's Kent State Folk Festival tonight and tomorrow night here. These > will include Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Rhonda Vincent and the > Rage, the Pete Sutherland trio, Ruthie Foster, Laurie Lewis and Nina > Gerber, the Asylum Street Spankers, Cheryl Wheeler, and Eric Bogle. > > Also in the mix will be Beyond The Pale (I did NOT record that one), and > an archive performance of Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong from the 1970s > (again, not my work). Howard Armstrong died just this month - he was > the last of them to stick around. > > (For those unfamiliar, Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong were an early black > string band from the rural south, one of the best known and best loved. > This is definitely a slice of musical history. This one will kick off > tomorrow night's broadcast/webcast at 8.) > > The broadcasts will be carried on the web via RealAudio or Windows Media > at wksu.org. They run from 9PM to 1AM EDT tonight, and 8PM to 1AM EDT > on Saturday night: http://wksu.org/live/ > > They may also be available on wksu.org for a week or two after the > broadcast: http://wksu.org/folk/ > > Or, if you happen to be in northeastern Ohio, they're on the air at 89.7 > or any of several repeaters: http://wksu.org/inwksu/area_coverage.html > > If you get the chance to listen to any of them, please feel free to > critique or ask questions about the recordings.