| | Help with 2 Remote Recordings
I am taking on a new venture and I hope that some of you can give me a hand. I built my business for recording classical music, so I have mostly SDC. I have been approached to do some recordings of another passion of mine, jazz and blues.
My cabinet includes:
3 Pearl OM16 (omni)
2 DPA 4006 (omni)
2 Neumann KM184 (card)
1 Audio Technica 4033 (card)
a smattering of 57 and 58s
And, I am considering the purchase of an AEA R84 (if it can be used for multiple purposes and if it acceptable for live recording)
The rooms consists of coffee houses and performance theaters, anywhere from 20-200 people. Live reinforcement will always be there, but I would prefer to mic separately.
The first situation is a Piedmont Blues group, guitar (acoustic), vocals and harmonica. I am wondering how you folks would approach it. My first thought would be a Pearl OM16 and a KM184 on the guitar, the 4033 in front of the harmonica and a SM57 in front of his small Gibson amp which he uses on occasion. He is mostly acoustic. As for vocals I was thinking either using a DPA (a la Tuck and Patti) or the R84 if purchased.
The second situation is a jazz trio (piano, bass and drums). Here I was thinking the 4006 on the drums (minimal setup). As for piano and bass I am stuck. I typically would use a ribbon on the bass, or an KM184 mounted in of front the bridge. So, would the R84 be applicable in this situation? My other thought would be an ORTF pair at the piano and a Pearl or AT4033 near the bass.
This series of performances will be in a country club, app. 100-150 people.
I was in college when I last recorded jazz groups, and then it was always a stereo feed from the house and a couple of room mics. But, I think I can do better.
Any help would be great. Thanks.
I'm Thom Walker and I approved this message.