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another "live to 2 trk" question.....
Old 12th March 2003
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another "live to 2 trk" question.....

Got another jazz gig tonight in a room that has always resulted in excess drums on the recording. The band sets up in front of a 30ft wide, floor to ceiling window. Having this hard surface directly behind the band causes unnecessary reinforcement of the drums, while not having a significant impact on the other instruments.

My problem - how to either pad the drums or boost the rest of the band a few dB, while recording through a simple XY pair? I realize that the short answer is "it can't be done", but I was wondering if there are any tricks that might at least help out a little?


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Old 13th March 2003
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Can you set up a few tube traps or some sound blankets on a few mic stands in front of the window? If the sound blanket thing is more do-able, you can always cover the blankets with some nice material, so it doesn't look so nasty...

It is a Jazz club, you don't want it to look too bad, even if it sounds good.

Even better, If you can hang (drape) some dense material, covering the 30ft wide, floor to ceiling window?

Don't pad the drums, just cover the window!
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