Experimental gig recording rig.

Andy

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I'm playing a gig in a stunning location this coming Monday (public holiday UK). The venue is inside the (still mostly intact) ruins of a castle, & we're finishing the night. Great concert stage too, so I was keen to get a recording (video + audio). No possibility of a PA hookup unfortunately, so I threw together this collection of stuff to record over the heads of the audience from somewhere near the desk position. I've made it high enough to account for a ground level situation if that's what's on offer, & of course, self contained.

Anyhow, here's a couple of pictures. Good quality Canon for stage front closeup, Zoom Q8 for wide angle. Audio via the built in Zoom capsule plus a pair of high mounted Rode NT5s also linked to the Q8. I'll share results here so long as it all doesn't crap out for some reason.
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dboomer

Senior Member
Probably won’t make much difference ... but if you can move the mic heads right next to each other (still 90° splay) you can reduce a little phase shift.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Probably won’t make much difference ... but if you can move the mic heads right next to each other (still 90° splay) you can reduce a little phase shift.
I agree but perhaps he's using the ORTF technique?

Andy, do you have a plan to reduce room effect (e.g., too much reverb or slap-back) if it exists?
 

Andy

Administrator
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Probably won’t make much difference ... but if you can move the mic heads right next to each other (still 90° splay) you can reduce a little phase shift.
I'll push them back in the holders once I set it up - should get me somewhere close.
I agree but perhaps he's using the ORTF technique?

Andy, do you have a plan to reduce room effect (e.g., too much reverb or slap-back) if it exists?
Not really, in fact, as the venue is unique, I'm hoping to capture the vibe as it is. Here's a shot of last year's event to offer some context. As you can see, it's essentially an open air gig, but I do expect some interesting reflection from the wall structure.
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