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Thread #53553   Message #825126
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
13-Nov-02 - 09:26 AM
Thread Name: Live Recording Advice
Subject: Live Recording Advice
I'm thinking about attempting to record a future live concert performance of our 5-piece band ShoreGrass through the sound system, with the intent of making it into a CD. We're scheduled to do a program of "Songs of the Civil War Era," and this would be an ideal thing for a next CD (and hopefully less expensive than the first).

We typically use a single mic for all 5 of us, with 5 instruments and 3 vocalists. However, for this, I think we would want to separate out as much as possible so it might be possible to improve the balance or remove huge mistakes in the mixing process.

Does this mean using something like an 8-track connected to the sound board? What kind of expertise do we need to look for in the engineer? Do we need two engineers, one for sound, one for recording? What kind of output would be possible, and can it be further processed for mixing and mastering?

Has anyone done anything like this? Any advice, warnings, suggestions, comments?