Inspired by Complete Classical Music workflow thread, I wanted to share some new recordings from the concert that took place on this Sunday, 11/10/19, directly from the oven, so to speak. I hope further discussion on mic placement, pick up patterns, recording venues, plugins, editing options, etc. may develop from this couple of real-world examples.
Recording took place in small town of Kutina, Croatia, in a local Cultural center hall (a combination of cinema and theater hall) with surprisingly nice acoustic.
The ansamble consists of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon in first example and flute 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 bassoons, and 2 clarinets in the second.
This is the third movement, Scherzo, from the wind quartet by Zoran Juranić. I didn’t specify composer or title because I shared it solely as basis for audio technical discussion, without asking for permission for publishing it. In unlikely event of anyone wanting to use it for a commercial purposes, be warned that it is copyrighted.
This is the third movement from Gounod’s Petite Symphonie for winds.
Recording gear is as simple as possible: a pair of Rodes NT5 with omni capsules, into E-Mu0404USB to Raspberry Pi Zero (headless, controled by Huawei phone), imported to Ardour 5.12 on Dell Inspiron i3 laptop running Debian 9 / custom fluxbox edition
I served both as audio engineer and the bassoonist/performer - nerve-wracking combination - I advise to avoid it if you can.