music recording only especially for strings, organ, vocals, choir,
winds, and full orchestra. Neumann and other mics go into a mic
preamp, limiter/compressor, and into a 16/24-bit digital recorder.
Miking techniques developed for classical music are used.
reverb is desired - that's why a large, live room, like a large
cathedral, is best. Small rooms or homes are the worst places
to record - the inaudible slapback will make your tone sound tinny.
If you need to overdub, isolate tracks or produce a "pop"
sound, a multitrack studio will be rented. Some good sounding
venues are the Meyerson, Mesquite, Eisemann, DMA, and Cathedral
Guadalupe. Mid-Side miking with spot mics are typically used with
orchestras and choirs.
files are later uploaded into a computer - maintaining its digital
nature - and can be edited for tracks, smooth in/outs, and to
fix any mistakes. Seamless editing down to the wave level. All
tracks are mastered - not just cut straight to CD - all tracks
start and end correctely. Applause is faded out. A sequence of
tracks is determined and WAV files produced.
can be used as is or as a master for pressed CDs. WAV files can
also be converted to streaming audio,
MP3, YouTube, and Flash.
suggest you well-rehearse your group, so you don't have to spend
recording time rehearsing. It's a good idea to listen back, at
least to the first few takes, to see how you sound on tape. We
will try to make sure you are relaxed, not nervous, and are at
100%. Expect to spend 6-10 times the amount of recording/editing
time per finished time.
are experts in competition recording, and have had 1st place winners
in competitions like DMTA, Dallas Symphonic Festival, Lennox,
Lynn Harrell, Corpus Christi, etc. We make it very comfortable
for you in potentially nervous situations. College applicants
have won entry into Julliard, Stanford, Harvard, CIM, and Curtis.
We have experience in recording and converting formats for prescreening
and recorded auditions.
includes Tascam & Edirol recorders, Neumann KM184, Audio-Technica
4050, Sennheiser MKH30, Sony wireless, Countryman 101 & Shure
mics, DBX 166XL Compressor, Sound Devices MP-2, Mackie & other
mixers, Shure SRH840 headphones, Alesis M1Active 320 powered monitors,
Fuji S2 digital camera, Panasonic AG-HMC40 Hi-Def video, snakes,
mic & C-stands, 14'-24' stands for orchestra.
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