LPO at the Southbank
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15th January 2014
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LPO at the Southbank

Hi guys no questions here just thought you'd like to see a cheeky photo of our stereo pair rigs compared to what the BBC are doing for a broadcast of Mahler 6 tonight on BBC Radio 3.

In the photo you.should just be able to see 4 stereo rigs.

Ours, recording for archive and possible LPO live label release, are the Decca tree with Schoeps MK4s. The pair of omni Neumann M50s are ours too.

The BBC are using some small diaphragm DPA mics (not sure of model).

To add, we have 3 pairs of outriggers and about 28 spot mics on stage which we share with the beeb.

Tune in, though ofcourse I think our recording will sound better

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Ours, recording for archive and possible LPO live label release, are the Decca tree with Schoeps MK4s. The pair of omni Neumann M50s are ours too.

The BBC are using some small diaphragm DPA mics (not sure of model).

To add, we have 3 pairs of outriggers and about 28 spot mics on stage which we share with the beeb.

Tune in, though ofcourse I think our recording will sound better

Davey Jones

Of course your will be/was better. I have to ask, though, Decca array with three Mk4 cardioids? How did it work? Is it a common thing to replace the omnis with cards??
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Ah, made a mistake in my original post! I meant to write Mk41 heads on the tree.

I'm guessing you would expect an mk2 or variant for this application.

However, we once used this exact arrangement when we recorded a piano concerto and the hyper cardioid polar pattern really helped to get the correct balance between solo piano at.stage front and (what was being drowned out) the string section behind it.

Absolutely loved the sound it gave and so we kind of stuck with it.

However, the tree on its own is not perfect but I find this gels better with our omni flanks and gives up plenty of scope to adjust mid/side balancing with trees L/R pair relative to C channel.

Hope that explains.
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Is South Bank a better acoustic since they spent all that money on it Davey ?
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To be completely honest, not really no...

If you have ever slung mics from the roof there pre referb then it's.much safer up there now and easier to hang mics accurately. However, now they have movable acoustic sails which get moved a lot and it always knocks your cables so you have to keep an eye on it closely.

The new organ looks great though... Haha
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