Re: Live folk festival... M/S Recording

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Jim Gilliland, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. 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.
  2. Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly Guest

    << 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. >>

    Brilliant idea. Let the PA guy (oops... I meant FOH mixer) have the 4033, add a
    figure eight and whip up an MS with the both of them for the recording.
    I love Rhonda Vincent. I'll have to poke around the website.






    Kevin M. Kelly
    "There needs to be a 12-step program for us gearheads"
  3. Kevin Kelly wrote:

    > << 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. >>
    >
    > Brilliant idea. Let the PA guy (oops... I meant FOH mixer) have the 4033, add a
    > figure eight and whip up an MS with the both of them for the recording.
    > I love Rhonda Vincent. I'll have to poke around the website.


    I hope they decide to make it available there. I know it was available
    on the live feed last night (and tonight's will be as well), but I'm not
    sure whether or not they're going to make it available as an archive.
    They haven't done so yet anyway.

    I just got an email from WKSU with a more specific schedule for
    tonight's broadcast which I'll post in a separate note.
  4. Jim Gilliland wrote:

    > 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>).


    Well, I just found a new radio station, thanks. I'll be catching the
    repeat.

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