Hey - I've just discovered another album I really like that I had no idea you were involved in.
Boring standard questions, I know, but...
Could you tell me how James Yorkston's acoustic guitar and vocal were mic'd (and which mics were used) on this album. (I'm guessing U67 on vocals...)
The title-track is particularly special. I wish I could get a quiet, understated voice to sound that intimate and wide and big!
Also, was it more or less a live set-up? ie all the instruments in one big room playing together?
I'm listening to it as a type on Spotify actually, which is prompting a lot of questions...
The double-bass sounds great. How do you normally approach mic'ing up a double-bass? Mix-wise, are you always bass-in-the-centre?
Oh, and here's another one: do you mic acoustic instruments differently when there are more of them, with the end mix in mind?
eg mic'ing an acoustic guitar or a banjo specifically a bit brighter so they will cut through a bit more in a busier mix?
Sorry - you don't have
to answer all of those... Thanks for writing the book; I really enjoyed reading it James Yorkston – The Year Of The Leopard