On 03/01/08, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> Well, as a (very part-time, blues...) musician, I'm quite happy with
> the first recording I cut...more than one mike, because the tech staff
> had no idea how else to record a band, but still "live off the floor,"
> done by recording two takes of each tune and keeping the better one!
> If/when I get another opportunity to record, I'd like to do one with
> two mikes (one per channel), "live off the floor" and NO overdubs or
> such stuff! It has always been my experience that when overdubbing
> exists as a possibility, the participating musicians are ALWAYS
> convinced they can redo their solo just a tiny bit better...ad
> infinitum/nauseaum, if time and budget so allow...!
> All the blues hits we now know and love were recorded straight
> to a master (one or two tracks as needed)...if it was good enough
> for them, it oughta be good enough for me, eh...?!
IMO Alan Lomax got a good sound from a variety of different groups of
musicians on his "Southern Journey" recordings. He used two ribbon mics.
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