Sprinsteen Blood Brothers VOX & Harmonica
Ok, so I rented Bruce Springsteen's Blood Brothers DVD from our local video shop,..(or do they call 'em DVD shops now??) And in the DVD they are recording mostly live off the floor,...or at least that's what they are showing in the video.
So my query is,...they are showing Bruce singing and playing his harmonica all in the same take, and I'm curious as to how the engineer is managing the dynamic range of his voice vs the typically-powerful-sometimes-overwhelming sounds of a harmonica? (Assuming they were significantly different gain-wise.) Keep in mind, he is playing guitar on some songs as well, so I'm sure there's bleed going into the acoustic guitar mic.
Does anyone know anything about those sessions from an engineering standpoint?
I'm wondering if they had compression running on his voice/harmonica mic? Did they ride the gain/fader live between voice and harmonica? Other potential tricks or combination of methods? Or did the dynamics of Bruce's voice and his harmonica not differ enough to matter?