Started by nausearockpig, August 12, 2007, 11:07:03
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Quote from: nausearockpig on August 12, 2007, 11:07:03And it means working out the best place for your mics.. i suggest out of a button up shirt.. just two little mics peeping out saying hello...
Quote from: dsanchez on November 13, 2007, 16:48:18What about talking? Can you talk to your friend while taping?
Quotehow many beer runs one made during this concert, maybe...
Quote from: ernest newman on November 15, 2007, 18:27:01just to expand upon where to put the mics. I would suggest mounting them on a hat, OKMIIR, Sonics, DPAS all can do this quite easily. Remember your mics pick up what it sounds like where there at, so next time your at a concert, lean down and listen to what the sound is like to your ears if your thinking about "chest or shirt level"..if your in a tightly packed room, on the floor at a gig, you will notice high end goes down quite a bit and bass rumble goes up as the bodies and heads in front of you muffle things. A friend and I did a comp of this long time ago with sonic studios and the difference was night and day, and those are omnis. Get the mics up above the heads and there is nothing to baffle or muffle between you and the speakers. If you have directional mics this is even much more important. If you like tapes by the following, they all go in the hat method : MBeat, JD, SR, AO, DS, SZ, KK, JJ, RL..these are all setups I have seen personallyhow do you mount to a hat? there is many different ways. With OKMs and sonics you can cut two small holes in the front of a black hat and poke the mics out of there and there virtually impossible to see. With DPAs many people use clips that easily attach to the brim of the hat, some also use velcro. If your using bigger mics like Audio Technicas you can always go dork style and wear a mesh hat backwards and put the mics in the lining on each side.Another advantage to a hat is that clown that comes darting in front or around you to go get his beer cant disturb the recording, while he will cause a real sound disturbance if your mics are down on your body.Then there is that guy that always put the big old ECM mic on his belt, thats a waste of time and energy. You can hear the hollowness on these tapes right awayThere is no right answer, but I used to run stupid tests on stuff like this all the time with friends when the opening band was onIf your new you are going to percieve yourself being far more obvious than you really are. Remember, at a show, nobody really is looking at you, there looking at the band. As long as you dont have neon pink wires and keep checking your recording light levels 100x a song in front of a security guard, nobody is really going to notice. With the Cure its not usually relevant, but taping the opening band makes you much more obvious. What I have found is there are some do-gooders who will tell a security guard you are taping, but they will not go out of their way to tell them. So if they see you doing it during the cure set, there not going to run and get somebody. If they see you doing it during an opening band, when its more obvious to be spotted, then when they do run up to get a drink between sets these do-gooders will drop a "you know that guy next to me is taping" to the usher.Bottom line is get decent equipment, relax, practice at local shows before hand and just roll in and tape it. There is so many gizmos at shows these days, its hard for security to know if your messing with a cellphone, pda, etc and they usually dont care unless your that goof trying to videotape the entire concert on your cellphone. they will chase you down for that, and its really damn annoying to the persons behind you
Quote from: Tof on November 16, 2007, 18:49:27What's happened if the security find the recorder before the show ???
Quote from: lostflower4 on November 16, 2007, 20:55:08Quote from: Tof on November 16, 2007, 18:49:27What's happened if the security find the recorder before the show ???What do you mean? Like before you get in the door?Whatever you do, don't let them take your stuff. Run if necessary.
Quote from: lostflower4 on November 16, 2007, 21:24:06By the way, how did these topics become separate?http://www.curefans.com/index.php/topic,4255Confusing, if you ask me!
Quote from: sullen on November 17, 2007, 02:29:54I think Ernie covered all my tricks so i can't give much more advice than that.