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Thread #53553   Message #825313
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
13-Nov-02 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Live Recording Advice
Subject: RE: Live Recording Advice
Clansfolk, thanks for your reply and the link to your site, which was very impressive. I've never heard of any such "mobile studios" around Connecticut, USA, but I'll look into it.

I didn't explain myself very well. We usually use a single mic, but for this would use individual mics for instruments as well as vocals. We would get a sound engineer to do the sound, but then I thought we could record the whole thing through his system at the same time. None of us has pickups on our instruments, so we would not do direct input.

The reason for not getting a local studio is expense. We self-produced a CD - recorded, mixed and mastered at a local studio and then produced one at a time by myself, including burning the cds, designing and printing graphics for inserts, everything. The expense was still considerable, and that's not even counting the hours and hours I put into it (and still do when the inventory gets low).

So I'm trying to find a way to get another recording out of this special concert. We do have a PA system and all kinds of mics, enough to do the whole thing, but we can't do sound as well as perform on stage, so we're thinking of hiring someone who has done sound for us before - back when we used to use individual mics rather than a single mic.

I'd be interested to hear from someone who has tried this.