I came across a video of a recording session the Canadian Brass did at the Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto Canada, and it struck me as one of those excellent glimpses into how the pro's do their craft.
So, being that I've got my first recording gig coming up in a very similar venue with an almost identical set of instruments, I took to studying the video and I have some unanswered questions I'm hoping you guys here can help with.
As seen in the first two pictures, I've highlighted the mic positioning in question.
Based on those two images, I created the below diagram with the three mics numbered. The arrows are assuming a bi-directional pickup pattern such as figure-8. However, I'm just guessing. Any ideas?
I'm not really interested in what the make/model/manufacturer the mics are, as I'm pretty sure that part is obvious (and so far beyond my budget it's not even funny)
Specifically, I'm interested in three things:
1. What is the purpose of the positioning of these three mics?
2. What is the pickup pattern being utilized with these three mics?
3. Best guess as to what percentage of their pickup is in the final mix?
As always, the noob says thanks!
(The video in question, for reference: Canadian Brass - "Echo" Glory of Gabrieli - YouTube