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Old 09-09-2013, 11:36 PM
joeguam joeguam is offline
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Default Best way to record a gig?

We have a gig coming up this weekend and I'm reaching out to get advice on the best way to record it. We'll be using the recording mostly for critiquing and improving, however, if we can get a good session of a song, we may also use it for a live demo recording.

It's a small martini bar venue so it's fairly intimate. The piano player will not go through the mixer and is just acoustic on a baby grand (which is more than sufficient for the room).

Should I just place a mic near the mains? In front of the stage?
What type of mic should I use, a dynamic (e.g. SM58) or a condenser (e.g. AKG Perception 220)?

Any info is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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