Live Recording in Rehearsal Spaces (examples)

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  1. 78deluxe

    78deluxe Member

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    This one was done with 2 mics ~$100 a piece

    Vocals - Senn 835e
    Guitar - Mesa Trans into VOx 2x12 mic'd in side room
    Midi Drums -> Addictive Drums
    Keys -> Lizzard Lounge Rhods -> True Pianos
    Bass - Direct with Sans Amp

    Sonar X3 Producer Used to Mixdown and effects

    Setup, Recorded, Edited in about 2 days worth of work.




    The rest of these are live mic'd
    Drums - 1 LDC overhead, 1 SM57 on kick
    Bass - 1 SDC
    Electric Guitar - 1SDC
    Acoustic - Direct to recorder via pickup
    Setup, Recorded an mixed down in less than a day

    Roland Cube 80

    Micro Terror




     
  2. wpawley

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    https://soundcloud.com/wpawley/mamas-drinking-re-mix-4-26-2015-10

    Recorded at a band practice, just trying to find more songs to add to song list. Gear used:
    Guitar amp: Fender Deluxe reissue mic'd with an Audix i5.
    Guitar(s): (Jim Blackwell) Fender Strat Big Apple
    (Bill Pawley) Fender Strat (MIM) played through an 11 Rack direct to board.
    Bass: (Bill Pawley) American Standard Precision 5 String through an 11 Rack direct to board.
    Drums: (Ron White) Ludwig mic'd with a cheap set of CAD mic's and 2 overheads.
    PA board: Presonus SL160402 AI
    DAW: PT 11.3

    I added the second guitar afterwards just for grin's and giggles. This is pretty much the same setup we use when playing live (sometimes I will use either an Acoustic B600H/810 or a B300/410 for Bass and then I either direct feed it off the back of the amp and/or also mic it with an Audix i5). Doing it this way, if we want to make a demo for a prospective gig, we can do it and everyone be in the mix better.
     
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    this was a live tracked tune in my basement.

    bleed happens, but if you set the levels decently, you can make it sound great.
     
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    They all sound OK for simple recordings but...

    :huh Forgive me for not knowing what is going on but who is the guy running around who seems to have an opinion on everyone's playing? He takes the bass and the guitar away from the player at one point :omg
     
  5. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    I think he's trying to be encouraging to the players but it looks like he's overdoing it because there's a camera pointed at him.
    Another reason why you should never make video recordings of rehearsals and stick to audio instead.
    Despite good intentions most ppl come off looking like dorks, myself included.

    BTW - I think the audio is great for a simple recording, but they band isn't really cooking so the energy is pretty subdued.
     
  6. 78deluxe

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    This is actually a music lesson. Not a rehearsal. Note my subject line is rehearsal space, i.e. anywhere a group of people would practice.

    This was unrehearsed and the 1st take. Captured learning or developing an idea in the moment.

    I'd love to know if you ever had lessons like this.
     
  7. 78deluxe

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    the instructor is naturally very high energy....he loves music and teaching. His resume is impressive. He has this energy if the cam is on or off.

    Thanks for the comments on the recording. I agree, for a mobile recording, it is far better than the majority of what is put up on Youtube, IMO. This isn't an iphone recording.

    I set up and take down thousands of dollars worth of equipment each week to capture these lessons.

    The band isn't cooking b/c it is literally being learned + improved in the moment you are seeing...and this groove is based on "in your eyes" which is awesome, but certainly a laid back feel.
     
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  8. 78deluxe

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    I really enjoyed that.

    Is your basement the same as your studio on your website?
     

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