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Recording Music on Location, 2nd Edition by Bruce Bartlett

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10Stereo Recording Procedures

This chapter explains how to do an on-location stereo recording of a classical music ensemble. We cover both equipment and procedures.

Equipment

  • Microphones (low-noise condenser or ribbon type, omni or directional, free field or boundary, stereo or matched pair).
  • Multitrack recorder or stereo recorder. These were described in Chapter 1 in the sections “Multitrack Recording Systems” and “Stereo Recording Systems.”
  • Low-noise mic preamps or low-noise mini mixer (necessary if the mic preamps in your recorder are low quality).
  • Phantom-power supply (necessary if your mixer or mic preamp lacks phantom power).
  • Stereo bar.
  • Mic stands and booms, or fishing line to hang mics.
  • Shock mount (optional).
  • Mixer (necessary if you ...

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