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    OT: Micing an Orchestral Ensemble in a Medieval Church

    Sorry if this is somewhat OT, but I would like your collective opinion on the best way to record (in particular: mic choices and placement) an orchestral ensemble in this place:

    www.badiadisettimo.it/anticabadia/chiesa.htm

    Instrumentation is as follows:

    1 piano
    5 first violins
    5 second violins
    3 violas
    2 cellos
    1 double bass

    I am somewhat concerned that the double bass may not be picked up too well, so I am considering a spot mic on the d.b. as well as the piano.

    Here is the list of mics from which I could rent locally:

    http://www.omikronaudioservice.it/uk_audio_set.htm


    I\'d appreciate any suggestions. Many thanks in advance

    gspin

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    Re: OT: Micing an Orchestral Ensemble in a Medieval Church

    Hi gspin,

    AKG makes an excellent stereo mic the C426. It\'s basically two C414s, but it sounds smoother to my ears. The 414s would be fine for spot mics. Other brands of mic appropriate for location classical recording are Earthworks and Bruell and Kjar (sp). There are others but I can\'t remember them at this time.

    Try posting on this forum if you want a better answer;

    http://www.musicplayer.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

    Have fun.

    Steve Chandler

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