Recording Tips?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Penguin Man, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

    Apr 27, 2002
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    Edmonton, AB
    So I've been asked by some friends of mine to record their band tomorrow. It's a live set, nothing fancy, just in the cafeteria at school. They don't want a professional recording or anything, I'm just recording it to my MP3 player so that they have a recorded copy. I know I should record in WAV format to get the best quality, and I'll use the external mic that came with the player to ensure that I don't pick up any hard drive noise (the internal mic picks it up a bit).

    What I really want is some tips on mic placement and such. It's a pretty "boomy" room (mostly concrete and glass with tiled floors), and there will likely be a fair bit of background noise. The mic is pretty sensitive, so I don't want too much audience chatter to show up in the recording. I was thinking of maybe mounting the mic up on a mic stand above the crowd, fairly near the band. Any suggestions from people who have experience with these sorts of things?

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