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  1. Sticky: I recently lost access to some server space that...

    I recently lost access to some server space that I used to have available to me free of charge. :(
  2. Sticky: Hey thanks! I was hoping more users would share...

    Hey thanks! I was hoping more users would share their observations first. I'm reluctant to post my own observations and opinions, because I don't want to create expectations or cause prejudice for...
  3. Sticky: I have to be honest and say I'm probably not the...

    I have to be honest and say I'm probably not the best guy to ask about live sound stuff, but I'll do my best to answer your questions. If you need to use gates for whatever reason, go for it. Yes,...
  4. Sticky: You wouldn't be wrong at all. I'm on the studio...

    You wouldn't be wrong at all. I'm on the studio side of audio engineering 99% of the time. However, that doesn't mean that none of this applies to Live sound.

    One of the big things in live sound...
  5. Sticky: Hey I'm really glad it helped you. Thanks for...

    Hey I'm really glad it helped you. Thanks for listening!
  6. Sticky: Adding Spot Mics The ORTF is a great example...

    Adding Spot Mics

    The ORTF is a great example for adding spot mics. It has a nice and wide spread, and the snare and bass sound that were captured sounded somewhat distant. So adding a snare and...
  7. Sticky: Expanding on Glyn Johns, Mid-Side and 'Nomni' ...

    Expanding on Glyn Johns, Mid-Side and 'Nomni'

    I have read a lot of discussions on which kind of mics and which pickup pattern to use for Glyn Johns, the main issue at hand being the floor tom. The...
  8. Sticky: Mid-Side and Blumlein I didn't include these...

    Mid-Side and Blumlein

    I didn't include these in the last post, because MS isn't a true stereo technique and Blumlein is just... special. :)

    I set up the Mid-Side mics roughly in the same spot...
  9. Sticky: Continued... For all the tracks I chose to...

    Continued...

    For all the tracks I chose to play 16 bars of a halftime-shuffle, the first 8 on the hihats and the second 8 on the ride cymbal with simple fills so you can hear the toms clearly. I...
  10. Sticky: Comparing different Stereo Overhead Microphone...

    Comparing different Stereo Overhead Microphone Techniques

    I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use a pair of small-diaphragm condenser mics or a pair of large-diaphragm condenser mics for this...
  11. Sticky: Bass Drum Microphone Shootout I also conducted...

    Bass Drum Microphone Shootout

    I also conducted a quick bass drum shootout with four different microphones. The kick is an Allegra MasterCraft Series Custom 20X16 Maple shell in a "Black Parisian...
  12. Sticky: Snare Drum Microphone Shootout I did a quick...

    Snare Drum Microphone Shootout

    I did a quick shootout with four different microphones for snare drum. The drum I picked is a 70's Ludwig Acrolite 14X5 aluminum shell, 1.6mm triple-flanged hoops...
  13. Sticky: Comparing Mic Types and Different Polar Patterns...

    Comparing Mic Types and Different Polar Patterns in Mono

    Before I start throwing lots of mics on the drum set, I wanted to make a simple demonstration to all of you. In this era of plugins galore,...
  14. Sticky: Mic Shootout!

    So over the weekend I decided to conduct a big mic shootout, to support much of what I have already posted on here. Reading is one thing, but hearing is even better, this is audio recording after...
  15. Sticky: Speaking of mic placement, here's a real-world...

    Speaking of mic placement, here's a real-world example from my most recent recording project. I have a vocal jazz ensemble consisting of 16 singers, piano, guitar, bass and drums. I have one medium...
  16. Sticky: Thanks for the sticky!

    Thanks for the sticky!
  17. Sticky: Microphone Placement continued... There are...

    Microphone Placement continued...

    There are yet more considerations to be made, besides the distance from the mic to the source, especially with directional mics. Keeping the mic at the same...
  18. Sticky: Microphone Placement ...

    Microphone Placement

    http://www.indecentmusic.com/img/blog/drum-mics/overheads-jecklin-ew.jpg

    I briefly touched upon mic placement in my last post about mic selection. That is because you don't...
  19. Sticky: Microphone Selection ...

    Microphone Selection

    http://www.paintedskystudios.com/images/mics.jpg

    How do you select the right mic? First off, it helps to really get to know different microphones. You can study all the...
  20. Sticky: Thanks fakie and Ehrin for your contributions! I...

    Thanks fakie and Ehrin for your contributions! I completely agree with Ehrin, since each situation is unique it calls to explore the best option. Likewise there is no 'best' mic for something. You...
  21. Sticky: Two more. Mid-Side ...

    Two more.

    Mid-Side

    http://www.wikirecording.org/images/9/95/Mid-side-diagram.gif

    Mid-Side is the only fully mono-compatible technique of the lot. That's because it's not a 'true' stereo...
  22. Sticky: Stereo Mic Techniques There are many ways to...

    Stereo Mic Techniques

    There are many ways to record a source or an ensemble in stereo. There's a lot more to it than just placing two microphones and voila. I'll run through a couple techniques...
  23. Sticky: If you're interested in specific microphones, I...

    If you're interested in specific microphones, I would highly recommend checking out www.recordinghacks.com It's got a large microphone database with over 1000 mic entries from over 100 manufacturers....
  24. Sticky: Microphone Polar Pattern All microphones are...

    Microphone Polar Pattern

    All microphones are either unidirectional or omnidirectional.

    http://www.bandwagonmedia.com/patterns.gif

    The above chart shows a 2-dimensional visual representation...
  25. Sticky: Ribbon Microphones ...

    Ribbon Microphones

    http://sonicweekly.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ribbon-mics.jpg

    Ribbon mics are the most delicate of microphone types, but have characteristics that make them very...
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