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Recording a funk/rock band

I have a pair of mk21’s that I want to use for room mics; was wondering what mic technique?
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was wondering what mic technique?
What does your room look like? that is what dictates how you mic it along with how much ambience you will ultimately need. Funk bands are often dry though
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What does your room look like? that is what dictates how you mic it along with how much ambience you will ultimately need. Funk bands are often dry though
4 piece band
BG singers
Everything is individually mic’d

i’ll Have pair of OH
stereo pair elevated at front of stage ORTF
pair in room elevated

2- MC930
2-KM 184 d
2- MK21

I have used the MC930’s for OH and liked them
Nice modern pearl masters with individual mics on each

was wondering about the spacing on those too

It’s a big party room , modern with high ceilings

I’m giving the tracks to a studio that will mix and want to have a good crowd pair

It’s a great live party band in the region

https://soundcloud.com/johnf-1/how-c...ts/eb-at-lucys

Thanks for your help
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4 piece band
BG singers
Everything is individually mic’d

i’ll Have pair of OH
stereo pair elevated at front of stage ORTF
pair in room elevated

2- MC930
2-KM 184 d
2- MK21

I have used the MC930’s for OH and liked them
Nice modern pearl masters with individual mics on each

was wondering about the spacing on those too

It’s a big party room , modern with high ceilings

I’m giving the tracks to a studio that will mix and want to have a good crowd pair

It’s a great live party band in the region

https://soundcloud.com/johnf-1/how-c...ts/eb-at-lucys

Thanks for your help
That band sounds great. Should be a fun recording for you. As far as your mics go, I personally like mc930 on overheads in XY . When you refer to "MK21" Is that the Schoeps CM6 with the MK21 capsules?? If so those would be great on the room spread out to capture the ambiance.
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That band sounds great. Should be a fun recording for you. As far as your mics go, I personally like mc930 on overheads in XY . When you refer to "MK21" Is that the Schoeps CM6 with the MK21 capsules?? If so those would be great on the room spread out to capture the ambiance.
XY sounds good thanks

On the Schoeps MK21 ; could you please describe ‘spread out’?

Many thanks
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XY sounds good thanks

On the Schoeps MK21 ; could you please describe ‘spread out’?

Many thanks
far left and right in the room. You do have to worry about phase though
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I have a pair of mk21’s that I want to use for room mics; was wondering what mic technique?
i suggest using the schoeps in very wide a/b at the far end of the venue to get highly uncorrelated room sound (or actually crowd noise in this case) - i mostly use several ambis: often x/y flown from the rig if there's no center speaker cluster/array, shotguns on both sides of the stage, ortf at foh and said rear ambis, pretty much regardless which pattern (often omni though).
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far left and right in the room. You do have to worry about phase though
Those are really useful, correct, to bring in and out between songs? Or in certain places?

Thank, appreciate your help!
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Those are really useful, correct, to bring in and out between songs? Or in certain places?

Thank, appreciate your help!
It's tough to say without actually being in the room. Hopefully someone else will chime on specific techniques. I personally try to get them high up w/ booms and spread out in such a way that they capture about 75% of the band and about 25% of the crowd. Easier said than done though. You may require fill mics.
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It's tough to say without actually being in the room. Hopefully someone else will chime on specific techniques. I personally try to get them high up w/ booms and spread out in such a way that they capture about 75% of the band and about 25% of the crowd. Easier said than done though. You may require fill mics.
Fill mics?

I’m multi-tracking/24 channel(maybe)

Do you try to find a placement with the mics active all the time?

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