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Recording outside (campfire sessions)
Old 3 weeks ago
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Recording outside (campfire sessions)

Hi, my friend is wanting to record outdoors for an event. Just acoustic guitar and vocal. I have no experience with recording outdoors. For my home setup I have some 414's, an sm7b, 58, 57, and a few other mics. What recommendations do people have for best mics for outdoor recording, either on my list or otherwise. Any other tips or things to be aware of?
Old 3 weeks ago
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RF sdc with ability to blimp and shock mount.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Well, I wouldn't use any expensive mics around a campfire with all the smoke circulating around.

Last edited by shosty; 3 weeks ago at 11:10 PM..
Old 3 weeks ago
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Its not the smoke but the eddying heat waves that confuse and phase the signal
Best to keep back from the blaze and not melt the Rycote.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Don't underestimate the usefulness of omni mics outside, assume that you don't need direction mics to reduce some unwanted noise. I use a spaced pair a lot for outdoor music recording, but the locations are carefully chose for their wanted background noise. I use a pair of NT55s with the omni caps, usually in Rycote baby ball gags or Rode blimps.


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