Originally Posted by MichaelPatrick
I hope you'll share your overhead mic learnings.
How did you feed the 8 other inputs - ADAT or Line-ins?
I used ADAT, AES, mic, & line ins. On that session the drums were what was important so the rest of the tracks were treated as scratch tracks mostly. It's a Ukulele band so multiple ukuleles, multiple vocals, & a ukulele bass. Mics, mic'd amps, & DIs will be mixed for them in the end most likely.
I also rented an API A2D. One of the over head pairs went in AES that rout. The A2D wouldn't synch externally but all went well using it as the master. The list of what I did:
Snare top: 57 - CAPI312 - Aurora
Snare bottom - modded APEX460 - TLA C-1 - Aurora
(Best sizzley most useable under snare yet)
Kick front - Advanced audio fet47 - MP500 - Aurora
(So good I didn't even use an inside kick)
Hats - AT pencil thing(can't remember off hand) - TLA C-1 - Aurora
Floor Tom - ART MPA II - RME
Rack Tom 1 - ART MPA II - RME
Rack Tom 2 - ART MP Studio - RME
OH 1 - Dragonfys - API (312s) A2D (recorderman)
(Like this a lot. I was surprised how wide the imaging was from this. It was my first time trying it)
OH2 - Joly Modded MK012s - BL Auteur - 527s - aurora
OH3 - modded 210 ribbons - RME (spaced pair)
(Something honest, open, & forgiving about the spaced ribbons. Can always add more top end later but never ever harsh.)
I didn't do room mics as there's nothin special about my room. Went for a tighter sound. If I really feel like it I'll wash the last place overhead pair out with a decent verb and fake it that way.
Other than that it was just live scratch vocals, Ukes, & bass.
It's a ukulele band as mentioned earlier, even the bass is a ukulele bass. So to match the rest, the drummer is playing what I think is a Ludwig children's set. It's a very small kit. Much smaller than those little fold together jazz kits that are out there. Pretty sure it's a child's set. Also I think he's using two splashes as his high hat. Not the prettiest sounding hats for sure. I think he destroyed the "children's" hats that came with the kit long ago. The drums sound a lot bigger than they actually appear. I'll ask if they're cool with me posting a clip of them here.
As far as the OH's I was at a dilemma. I'm torn between the dragonfly recorderman set up & the spaced ribbons on this one. Luckily I actually prefer the combo of them both to any single pair!
I love those MK012s on most things most of the time but the XY placement just wasn't so exciting. Compared to the width I got from the other two placements it just seemed narrow and less interesting. I will say that they were very natural sounding and not harsh. Next time I might try those in either a recorderman, spaced, or Glyn Johns method.
Today I was comparing hardware comps on various kit elements. Was making good use of the UFX & Aurora for that too. That's an entirely different topic though. Had fun today though.