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Thread #53553   Message #825396
Posted By: treewind
13-Nov-02 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Live Recording Advice
Subject: RE: Live Recording Advice
I wouldn't advise using all separate mics if that's not what you're used to.

If you are mixing to stereo and recording that, there's no guarantee the balance will be any better than the single mic unless you get someone else to monitor it though headphones.

If you record on to an 8 track device you should be OK as you can mix it later (and edit out the really bad screw-ups) but that's the expensive option.

I've had good band recordings off the desk to minidisc, in mono. You get a very dry sound (no reverb) and can add some reverb later which will give a nice stereo ambiance anyway.

Just a few thoughts.