Friday, 28 March 2008

AA2 - week 04 - recording percussion

This week I went into the studio with Freddie May, and did some recordings of Vinnie Bhagat and a selection of percussion instruments.

We used an array of 4 microphones to create two stereo setups.

A Neumann U-87 and U-89 for a middle-side setup, and two Rhode NT-5's for a stereo spread.

This first example features the two NT-5's recording a percussion tree - the two mic's were place about 7 1/2 feet up pointing down.

This second example, again of the percussion tree, features all the mic's at various levels.

And the third, the middle-side setup on a large aluminium plate gong


Robjohns, Hugh. Rhythm Method, recording real drums. 1999. Sound on Sound Magazine. Viewed 30 March 2008.

Davies, Dan. Recording Latin Percussion. 2005. Sound on Sound Magazine. Viewed 30 March 2008.

Jackson, Blair. The Big Beat. 2004. Mix on line. Viewed 30 March 2008.

Grice, David. Recording Percussion Lecture. Adelaide University. 25 March 2008.


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