Live Acoustic Band

| Aug 20, 2007 | 5,698 Views | Share


The converters were an Apogee AD16X and RME Fireface 800. All tracks were recorded simultaneously but the drums were in a different room than the guitars (to avoid massive drum bleed in the guitar mics). The Snare and Bass DI were lightly compressed by an Empirical Labs Fatso on the way in. Other than that, none of the tracks have added effects (no added EQ, Compression, or Reverb). The only adjustments were volume and panning. The tracks were recorded in Samplitude V9 Pro at 24/96 and mixed down to 16/44.1 .WAV with POW-r#3 dither. The band is Canoe (vocals and additional instruments will be added later).


Audio Clips

  • Combined Mix of all channels recorded live

    Combination of all the mic channels listed below. Only a little volume and panning here. No EQ or other processing yet.

  • Drum Overheads (stereo)

  • Snare Drum Top Mic

  • Snare Drum Bottom

  • Kick drum (back drumhead)

  • Kick Drum (near kick pedal)

  • Rack Tom

  • Martin Acoustic Guitar - Left of sound hole

  • Martin Acoustic Guitar - 12th Fret

  • Martin Acoustic Bass Guitar with Microphone

  • Acoustic Bass Guitar - DI


  • To hear how this band sounded after being mixed and mastered see my Mastering Acoustic Band post.
    By rackrecording on Mar 22, 2009 at 4:07 am
  • The hissing, that's most noticeable in the beginning, is coming from the Fishman Pickup on the Acoustic bass (see clip number 10). It was a noisy pickup, but the hissing noise was mixed out later with a little EQ and noise reduction software.
    By rackrecording on Apr 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  • Wow, beautiful recording ! I love the warmth that the Fatso is giving to the snare and bass. Great balance of the instruments. Great perfomance, great capture! Thanks for sharing this. Congrats
    By Audio Test on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

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