When recording drums overhead, try positioning an R44 roughly 4 to 6 feet from the ground, above the kit. Its far-field functionality and dual figure-of-8 polar patterns allow for the blending of the direct sound of your instrument with expansive, dimensional room sound. In many instances, this pair of N8s is all you will need to capture the sound and image of your upright while retaining the natural room reverb. The versatile R88 excels at recording string sections, quartets, orchestras, and other ensembles from a distance. From as far as 20 feet away, the R88 captures detailed, balanced sound of an instrument section and supplements it with massive room tone.

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How To Record Double Bass With the N8

For more information on how to do this, see Creating Secondary Buffers. The R44 is well known for its ability to capture the detail and full low end of a drum kit while imparting its signature color and smooth top end. Audio samples and techniques for tracking violins and violas with the N8. Normally you do not have to concern yourself at all with the primary buffer; DirectSound manages it behind the scenes.

Because the two ribbon elements are perfectly in phase with one another you can pan the two channels however you wish. Its far-field functionality and dual figure-of-8 polar patterns allow for the blending of the direct sound of your instrument with expansive, dimensional room sound.

With this in mind, experiment with the vast spatial range of the N8 and its great capacity for far-field applications.

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Because the two ribbon elements are perfectly in phase with one another you can pan the two channels however you wish. Development Tools and Languages.

Engineer John Cuniberti aims to capture a band in one take, without edits or overdubs, but sound as balanced as a conventional multi-track recording. When arranged 6 to 10 feet from the source, the R88 creates a massive, directsoound room image without the need for any support microphones. Diretcsound In many instances, a pair of N8s positioned in Blumlein configuration or ORTF from 10 — 20 feet away from an orchestra is all that you need to really capture the sound of the musicians in the room.

The green area is the location that sound is captured in. Try positioning the R88 roughly 2 to 4 feet from the instrument with the white line aimed directly at the center of the instrument. In many instances, this pair of N8s is all you will need to capture the sound and image of your upright while retaining the natural room reverb.

When blended with overheads this front signal fills the center of the stereo spread, adding depth and detail to a mix. The natural character and expansive tonal range of the R88 make it an exceptional mic for recording the violin and viola.

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A single R44 above a drummer is often all that is needed to reproduce a full yet stylized recording. For more bass, keep the mics closer to the kit. This setup with N8s has become a staple in Hollywood when recording movie scores.

For more information on the different kinds of secondary buffers, see Static and Streaming Sound Buffers. Explore the R88 Microphone.

How To Record Violin and Viola With the R88 | AEA Ribbon Mics & Preamps

Effectively positioning the R44 in a room simply requires exploring the space and actively listening for the most balanced sound. Most engineers start with channel 1 panned hard to the left and channel 2 panned hard to the right. Within that range, the R88 can be moved closer or farther away to temper the amount of low-end proximity effect. Under these conditions, direchsound your application plays a buffer and immediately begins a screen animation, the audio and video appear to start at the same digectsound.

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From as far as 20 feet away, the R88 captures detailed, balanced sound of an instrument section and supplements it with massive room tone. Within that range, the R88 can be moved closer or direvtsound from the cello to temper the amount of low-end proximity effect.

For a more balanced sound and more natural room ambience, position the mics higher. If you do this, you cannot also use secondary buffers. Close Miking When recording solo violin, try positioning the N8 between 2 and 4 feet above the instrument. Listen to the R88 live capturing an dieectsound outdoors. Servers and Enterprise Development.

By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. In many instances, this pair of R44s is all you will need to capture directsoud sound and image of your drums.