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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:09 am 
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Hey folks!

I have a small home recording studio here at the house, but my attempts to record my half set have been a little lackluster.


I am wondering what mics and micing positions you folks use for recording, either audio only or for youtube videos?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:12 am 
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Thanks! Ok, so looks like boundary mics rather then micing close with a large diaphragm or ribbon?

Darn. This means I have another excuse to go mic shopping. :lol:

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No no no... a good condenser or ribbon is what you need. Small or large diaphragm for the chanter depending on how much you want to isolate the source you're recording, the best is to use both: bigger one for the front holes and a supercardioid for the back D to make it stand out more. You'll need a separate one for the drones (between the bass and the baritone, look for the right balance by listening) and one for the regs. Position all the mics carefully to avoid phase cancellation, easiest way to notice it happening is when your bass starts to disappear. This is how we recorded my set for two albums. And of course you'll need to minimize reflections by padding the floor, the walls and the ceiling. It all really depends on what sort of sound you're looking to capture. Good luck and have fun, recording is a process I enjoy a lot :)


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No no no... a good condenser or ribbon is what you need. Small or large diaphragm for the chanter depending on how much you want to isolate the source you're recording, the best is to use both: bigger one for the front holes and a supercardioid for the back D to make it stand out more. You'll need a separate one for the drones (between the bass and the baritone, look for the right balance by listening) and one for the regs. Position all the mics carefully to avoid phase cancellation, easiest way to notice it happening is when your bass starts to disappear. This is how we recorded my set for two albums. And of course you'll need to minimize reflections by padding the floor, the walls and the ceiling. It all really depends on what sort of sound you're looking to capture. Good luck and have fun, recording is a process I enjoy a lot :)

I'll go a little further. Not only the back d but the bottom too.
And a mic for each hand as only 1 hole is sometimes open
which then can be separated in the mix having notes bounce
back and forth. And depending on exactly how much of an eternity
you want to spend mixing. If yer set is balanced one mic is fine.

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