Best simple way to record live outdoor show

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by b to g is yummy, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. With's the best mic placement on stage to record a live outdoor show. We've got a laptop, and a preamp, and a dynamic vocal mic that i'm thinking of trying out next weekend. .Where would be a good place to put it on stage to get the best mix or is it just hit, miss, and learn for next time?
  2. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    If you've only got a single mic, the best place is going to be out in the audience area where you get a decent mix of everything. It is impossible to get a good recording on the stage with even a few mics. You have to be able to catch the vocals as well as the instruments and you can only get a good balance from out in front of the stage.

    If you want to do this in the future, I recommend that you look into something like the Zoom H4 mini digital recorder. It is the size of a mic with stereo or even surround recording capabilities. You just stick it on a mic stand out in front of the stage (it's battery powered) and record everything - even the audience if you want.