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Cardioid Distance?
« on: August 30, 2003, 03:13:49 PM »
Newbie here with my first post. Tomorrow I'll be recording Los Lobos, outside, with a new mic stand and mic attachment piece. The mics will be mounted on a horizontal 2 foot flexible rode that I can bend to put the mics right next to each other or 2 feet apart. I purchased the set up through Sound Professionals. So, what is the best positioning to get a full sounding stereo recording?

My mics are Sound Professionals Premium Shure Super Cardioid  (SP-CMC-18).

Also, a total rookie question, What sample frequency should I set my D8 at? 48 or 44.1? I'll be transfering the recording through my Harman Kardon CDR-20 stereo component.

Hope somebody can give me some advice, I am somewhat new at this. Thanks!

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2003, 04:17:55 PM »
for ways to setup your mics, check the link here http://www.taperssection.com/yabbse/index.php?board=14;action=display;threadid=6160

look into nos, din, and ortf if you can get yer mics postitioned like that.

if you can move your stand anywhere, try to be dead center, like 20-30 yards from the sound source, somewhere between the stage and the board.

Since it looks like you will be transferring straight to a CD-R standalone, I'd say record in 44.1 to save you some potential problems.

Good luck and happy tapiring, and +T for not being a total n00b

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003, 07:19:30 PM »
what schwilly said...... 8)
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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2003, 08:17:10 PM »
Thanks for the links and the tips!  

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2003, 03:13:21 AM »
Thanks for the links and the tips!  

no problem bro, just make sure you come back and tell us how it went down ;)

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2003, 09:44:37 AM »
Thanks for the advice Schwilly. I got a pretty good recording. THe cardioids were about ten inches apart at about a 45 degree angle to the stage. I was about twenty yards from the stage dead center and about 7 feet high. Los Lobos's head of security saw my set up and plugged in his D8 also. All around good day, a bit windy though. Even with Sound Professionals heavy duty windshields I got a little rumble.

Thanks again. I'll be reading posts here to further my education on recording!

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2003, 11:24:48 AM »
Thanks for the advice Schwilly. I got a pretty good recording. THe cardioids were about ten inches apart at about a 45 degree angle to the stage. I was about twenty yards from the stage dead center and about 7 feet high. Los Lobos's head of security saw my set up and plugged in his D8 also. All around good day, a bit windy though. Even with Sound Professionals heavy duty windshields I got a little rumble.

Thanks again. I'll be reading posts here to further my education on recording!

Lots o' good info onthese threads, and lots o' good focs to ask around here... ;D

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2003, 01:39:46 PM »
Thanks for the advice Schwilly. I got a pretty good recording. THe cardioids were about ten inches apart at about a 45 degree angle to the stage. I was about twenty yards from the stage dead center and about 7 feet high. Los Lobos's head of security saw my set up and plugged in his D8 also. All around good day, a bit windy though. Even with Sound Professionals heavy duty windshields I got a little rumble.

Thanks again. I'll be reading posts here to further my education on recording!

glad it went down all right, you can never read to much here.  THere's always some bomb diggity info in the archives, +T for taping

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2003, 10:44:25 PM »
Rock on man! Now you will be hooked on recording for life! Have a blast!

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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2003, 02:42:18 AM »
Cool everything worked out, Robert. I'll be looking forward to hearing the results.  :bigsmile:
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Re:Cardioid Distance?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2003, 04:00:02 PM »
for ways to setup your mics, check the link here http://www.taperssection.com/yabbse/index.php?board=14;action=display;threadid=6160
never seen that site before, it gives some good explinations. Thanks
« Last Edit: September 13, 2003, 04:15:57 PM by Crunchy »

 

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