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Recording from front row...or close to?!
« on: December 10, 2016, 02:27:09 AM »
Hi guys and girls.

Next summer I'm going to see Rammstein and later Volbeat. My girlfriend wants to be as close to the stage as possible, so how do I avoid being caught by the guards when taping from the front row or very close to?
My mics are usually attatched to my shirt just under my chin...

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 11:01:34 AM »
I think those little mics don't really draw their attention.

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 11:06:10 AM »
Being that close (too close IMO) often results in recordings that blow...might just want to keep the GF happy and enjoy the show...

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 12:27:28 PM »
Being that close (too close IMO) often results in recordings that blow...might just want to keep the GF happy and enjoy the show...

Concealing your gear is the least of your worries...

Or keep the gear happy and ditch the girlfriend  ;D

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2016, 04:29:45 PM »
Unless there are stage lip speakers, often called Front of House speakers, your recording may end up being really unbalanced
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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 07:00:02 PM »
total hit or miss depending on the setup

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 02:58:06 AM »
hi!
made many recordings from front row
in front of the speakers which were placed in the photo dig - I was around 2 mtr away ...
all tapes came out amazingly clear and with minimum of crowd noise.
ok you will miss the stereo seperation but my recordings will be mixed
with other aud sources from back of the venue and the result sounds awesome from the
snips I already heard :-)
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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 05:47:22 PM »
You need to stand next to her for those 90 minutes?
Just tape from your preferred spot, let her enjoy the show from her preferred spot and give her a good tape after the show.
Everybody happy.

If she doesn't understand you can explain.

If she still doesn't understand.....

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2016, 07:36:29 PM »
Tape from the front row. Have fun and don't worry about the recording. Either it comes out well or it doesn't.  I did it this summer at a fest and was very happy with the recording. I think it turned out better than the stand recording 75 feet back.

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2016, 10:06:16 PM »
Tape from the front row. Have fun and don't worry about the recording. Either it comes out well or it doesn't.  I did it this summer at a fest and was very happy with the recording. I think it turned out better than the stand recording 75 feet back.

https://archive.org/details/nma2016-07-09.ca-11.flac16

This, but I would add that if you stand far enough back to be sure you're getting sound from the speaker stacks and not just the monitors, you'll have a better experience, too. (So long as neither of you is four feet tall.) Even a few feet should do it, depending on the venue.

And I concur that the guards are going to have many more things to worry about than someone with mics on their shirt.

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 02:10:01 AM »
I would call speakers on the downstage lip "Front Fill" speakers.

In my experience, "Front Of House" usually refers to the sound and light booth out in the middle of the audience, or the folks who work there.

Unless there are stage lip speakers, often called Front of House speakers, your recording may end up being really unbalanced
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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2016, 11:40:13 AM »
In my experience, "Front Of House" usually refers to the sound and light booth out in the middle of the audience, or the folks who work there.

Historically speaking "Front of House" means up at the front of the building near the doors. That would be "behind the audience". FOH goes back to small clubs where the sound guys set up at the front so they could make sure everyone in the audience could hear the stage., if they could hear it back there they know the audience could hear it okay.

So why does the band these days set their sound guy up beside or on the stage? Because they do not know what they are doing.

Real music venues with their own sound system usually do have it set up in the front of the room, usually on the side opposite from the bar.

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2016, 01:42:12 PM »
The setup on the side of the stage is typically for the monitor engineer (monitoring in-ears and/or wedges).  This is different from the FOH engineer.


So why does the band these days set their sound guy up beside or on the stage? Because they do not know what they are doing.

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2016, 01:01:55 AM »
the speakers on the stage lip are monitors for the musicians.  A stack recording may come out ok if you want to stand close to the stage.

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Re: Recording from front row...or close to?!
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2016, 07:44:24 AM »
In my experience, "Front Of House" usually refers to the sound and light booth out in the middle of the audience, or the folks who work there.

Historically speaking "Front of House" means up at the front of the building near the doors. That would be "behind the audience". FOH goes back to small clubs where the sound guys set up at the front so they could make sure everyone in the audience could hear the stage., if they could hear it back there they know the audience could hear it okay.

So why does the band these days set their sound guy up beside or on the stage? Because they do not know what they are doing.

Real music venues with their own sound system usually do have it set up in the front of the room, usually on the side opposite from the bar.

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