Concerts are happening again now! \o/
Here is a recording I made recently in Ardour of a live performance of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony. Well, the 3rd movement at least:
The main AB pair are Oktava MK-012 with omni capsules about 0.5m apart above and just in front of the conductor. For the first time I also tried a pair of “outrigger” microphones on the far left and right at the front pointing in to the strings (AKG P170s). Then a pair of P170s in “Gerzon” configuration on the winds which also picked up a bit the horns and brass on either side. Then spot mics on timps and in front of the brass (Sontronics STC-1 cardioids) and one behind the horns (Behringer B5 cardioid).
All of those in to Zoom L20 and then in to Ardour. There’s some EQ to take the low end out of the timp and horns spots and also to gently lift the very top end of the Oktavas.
Then following feedback from Robin, used the x42 IR Convolver plugin with this IR:
to add reverb to what was a bit too dry otherwise. Pretty happy with how it came out. I realise Bruckner may not be many peoples thing but it definitely grows on you over time
Interesting article about this “Gerzon” mic configuration: