Hello! I thought this would be kinda cool:
Let's share recordings that we like, that we KNOW only used a handful of mics. List the instruments, mics, and setup. Then talk about what you like about the sound, and then what you don't like. Your personal recordings would be awesome. If you have the scoop on ANY recordings that utilize a handful of mics, well, lets learn
I'm going to start by throwing these recordings up; in them, you will hear a 5 piece drum kit, electric guitar, and voice. http://heatpeanuts.bandcamp.com/album/j ... sh-johnson
these were recorded with the omni-directional, internal mic of a Fostex MR8 MK-II. The until was positioned on the floor of the room. The diaphragm might have been 3 to 8 inches away from the shell of the kick drum. The guitar amp was at a right angle to the kick drum, facing inwards, towards the mic. The amp might have been 8 or 15 inches away from the mic, if not closer. It was a 1985/86 fender twin reverb II. le guitar was a 2009 ric 330. (nerdgasm)
The room was a loft in a tiny, 2 bedroom house. It was open on one end.. there were stairs that transported you into the rest of the house. The room was too small to stand up in. Probably 5 and a half feet tall. It might have been 20 feet long by 6 feet wide. Both of the walls were angled, they formed an "A" shape with the ceiling. The walls were untreated, but the floor was carpeted. If you can picture this big, 5 piece Pearl kit with rack mounted toms and cymbals only clearing inward sloping walls by a 8" or so, and clothes strewn about, and boxes of random cables and whatnot, with a 6' 6" tall dude on his knees yelling into this fostex, that would help.
Me gusta: The kick drum has a great amount of "thump" to it. The toms sound pretty clear and meaty, and the china sounds really china-like. The guitar came out really clean, too. The reverb on the amp provides a wonderful sense of space. When the voice comes in, it sounds very dead, and strangely clear. The "MONO" -ness of the whole thing lends a kinda psychedelic sound... everything is flying out of the phantom center....
No me gusta: The whole thing sounds kinda flat. Sort of like it's made of paper. Spacial cues from the drums, like panning on the toms or cymbal, is missed. When I close my eyes and visualize the performance, I get the sense that everything is on top of everything else. Finally, the snare. At times, I feel like I can hear flutter echo, (which is cool) but at other times, the snare gets squished out by everything else. and then it's just a little "cscshh."
It would be so awesome to hear mics and bands and things. I hope to participate and listen to many recordings. It's easy to get overwhelmed with mic choices... let's hear what's out there! : D