I want to record a live band whit a bass player a drummer a guitar a keyboard and 4 vocalists
Position two mics 5 feet in front of the band, 8 feet apart, into a mixer like Mackie 1202, then into a stereo cassette or reel to reel. Or, get an Onyx mixer, and laptop with Garage-Band. You can use the two-mic technique, or add more mics if you want.
Position two mics 5 feet in front of the band, 8 feet apart, into a mixer like Mackie 1202, then into a stereo cassette or reel to reel deck. Or, get and Onyx mixer, laptop computer, and Garage-Band software. You can use the two-mic technique, or add more mics if you want.
Stop being rude guys.
Engineering is no big deal.
Anyone can do it if
they're instructed on it in a message board post.
You're countless years of practice and learning
and being a runner don't mean a thing.
So here it is.
Mic everyone up and hit record.
Squash everything through a compressor and now its mastered.
Rip it to mp3 and disseminate.
just a bit of gear, but i think you need some more storage
where did you get 208 inputs? all you can say from the pic is somewhere between 112 and 224 or did i miss a couple of 1/0 boxs. but i think you need a few more inputs for an 8piece band anyway.
The best way is to hire a professional engineer and studio however I'm thinking you knew that before you asked. A good way to experiment with the possibilities provided you have good tunes and musicians is you need to consider two perspectives: Audience and Genre. Keep in mind that you and the other band members recording as well as anyone else there during the recording is your audience. That being understood, get a digital camera and place it at just above knee level (may as well zoom out to get the band on video too) about 10 feet away (closer for more defined bass and kick with a pillow in it). Make sure the DIGITAL camera audio is set to AUTO LEVEL. If the room has too much of an echo ring, put up some blankets on the walls. Record and if it is a good take and sounds good you can put it on YouTube 'as is' and hope to be discovered or you can go further and dump it on your computer using Goldwave (free for a while at GoldWave - Audio Editing, Recording, Conversion, Restoration, & Analysis Software) and play with the eq and compression..... If your audience is pleased then play it for the next audience level.... Like make CDs or mp3s and upload them to sell on snocap.com but only if you have the full rights or they are tunes you wrote and have not signed over to a record company on something. Otherwise to begin the long journey of becoming an audio engineer get a bunch of Shure SM58s & 57s a mix/record console and start the learning process... (LOL) Good Luck...