Thursday, February 02, 2023

Recording prep

I'm setting up, or pre-setting up, for the recording of the score to Drowned Girl. The whole score will be live music. I haven't actually done an entirely-acoustic-instruments score before. I'm thinking it will be rather fun.

My plan for recording harp, alto flute, piano, and cello. There may be too many mics in the air but you know, sometimes that helps come time to mix.
Part of the plan is about recording the ensemble with the microphones, you know, I already have. My thinking is to have a figure-8 ribbon on the cello that's lined up with the piano such that there's a bit more isolation. There's a kind of fake Decca tree overhead but everybody gets solo microphones and I'm kinda going nuts with recording the piano. 

We'll be recording through the Allen&Heath SQ5 directly onto a laptop. I'll have the click fed into my headphones. As of right now we won't be feeding click to the musicians but that plan might get altered. I don't know yet. 

With this setup, we're recording 12 channels plus a stereo mix of 2. I need to do computer and drive tests to ensure the whole system is happy recording that way. 

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