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January 21, 2009 | 7:03 pm

I need to do a recording of a work of mine for alto flute, piano and electronics. I am wondering what is the best way to approach this:

1) should I record everything live and pick up the computer stuff via mics and through the mixer?

or

2) should I record the instruments without max and add them later?

If #2 how should I does that process work within ProTools or Logic?


January 21, 2009 | 7:26 pm

if possible, i would do a multitrack recording and record the
electronics and instruments separately. for example, i recently did a
recording of tony conrad and genesis breyer p-orridge at issue
project room where i brought my mac book pro and digi002 box to the
gig, took direct feeds of tony & gen (3 channels) a feed from my
binaural head (2 channels) and two extra mics for additional
instruments (2 channels.) worked flawlessly and sounded great. this
way i can mix the binaural with the direct feeds if needed, though
the binaural sounded so great on the recording that i didn’t really
need much extra. oh, and just in case i also took my little olympus
CF recorder as a backup and had it standalone with its internal mics,
in case of a pt meltdown. fyi, my binaural head cost about $200 to
build and makes great sounding recordings. plenty of stuff on the web
about making a head and the mics…
cheers
b

On Jan 21, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Mark Chambers wrote:

>
> I need to do a recording of a work of mine for alto flute, piano
> and electronics. I am wondering what is the best way to approach this:
>
> 1) should I record everything live and pick up the computer stuff
> via mics and through the mixer?
>
> or
>
> 2) should I record the instruments without max and add them later?
>
> If #2 how should I does that process work within ProTools or Logic?
> –
> Mark
>
> http://www.markchambersmusic.com
> http://www.myspace.com/markchambers


January 24, 2009 | 2:40 pm


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