The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158819   Message #3760020
Posted By: GUEST,matt milton
21-Dec-15 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Recording Solo Unaccompanied Voice
Subject: RE: Tech: Recording Solo Unaccompanied Voice
"If you have a good-sounding room with a natural reverb that's pleasing and good to you, I'd say it's worth throwing up one or two room mics in addition to whatever main mic which is capturing the voice"

"a very simple setup in a nice space with good natural acoustics and reverb"

Yes, in theory, that is the holy grail. But in practice, those spaces are much rarer than you would have thought. I've used several spaces in my time that to my own ears sounded wonderful but recordings made in them actually sounded much worse than recordings made in my lounge.

If you have access to a large space, with high ceilings, then definitely use it. But please note that even the huge main room at Abbey Road studios, which is big enough to accommodate orchestras, still has acoustic panels on the walls, ceilings and corners.