Recently, I had Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys with Red Tail Ring recording live to a four-mic setup for a split-7" vinyl release. Live, playing in a circle, working the mics.
It was a great session, and delightfully challenging to record with just a few mics, having to move the musicians around to adjust mix live. No "fixing it in the mix" later! Of course, these folks are all quite experienced at working mics like that, and everyone was a pleasure to work with. Sometimes oldschool is still the best school.
As you can see from the photo, it was also a sweltering day in the studio. No A/C, yet, but hopefully we'll get that hooked up soon. Everyone was a trouper, though, and it gave a nice sense of urgency tp the playing :)
Not sure yet about a release date, but hopefully in it'll be available by the fall.
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