Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to record a Philharmonic Orchestra if you had been asked to do so, literally, last minute?
Well this is what we are going to explore on this week’s article!
Every year, I am acting as the Head of Sound for the Loutraki Festival in Loutraki, Greece. Every year, the Loutraki Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the festival, and it’s a great experience to watch them perform!
This year it was a bit different from all the others. Amidst the challenges the Culture & Arts sector has suffered globally due to the pandemic, we managed to pull off a 12-day festival in Greece by following the imposed social distance regulations and measures! And also, recorded the Orchestra’s live performance!
Before I type anything else, please have a look on the below video so you can see how we pulled this achievement off!
So as you saw in the video, the setup was quite simple but did the job brilliantly!
And then we had 16 microphones recording simultaneously the whole thing! Here’s a screenshot from Cubase and the list of the microphones we used for making this happening!
Here’s the input list of the setup!
Audix ADX-51 – Clarinet
Audix ADX-51 – Picollo
Sennheiser E614 – Oboe
Sennheiser E614 – Flutes
AKG P17 – Trumpets
AKG C1000 – Saxophones
AKG P17 – Horns
AKG C1000 – Tubas
AKG C1000 – Trombones
AKG C435 – Timpani
AKG C1000 – Percussion
Sennheiser E614 – Ambient Left
Shure KSM109 – Ambient Centre
Sennheiser E614 – Ambient Right
Sennheiser 865S – Vocal Mic
Shure SM58W – Speech Mic
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