Advice on Recording a High-Quality Concert

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Have you ever watched a live concert of your favorite band and reveled the fact that it sounded better than a studio recording?  Those artists may know their instruments, but if it wasn’t for the experience and technique of a great concert production company in Orlando recording the show,  your music group could end up sounding like a teenage garage band.  There is a fine art to recording live concerts-not only omitting the sounds of clanking beer bottles and the yelps of young groupies,  but bringing the best out of guitar tones and snare drum resonance.  The following are some great tips to recording a high-quality concert:

  • Much depends on if your concert is going to be a acoustic jam session or an early 80’s horror punk show.  An acoustic show many only require two top-tier microphones; one for the vocals and one placed three inches from the soundhole of the acoustic guitar.  Full rock ensembles require condenser mics, a PA, soundboard, line-in jacks, etc..  Basically, for any high-quality concert, you’re going to need high-quality equipment.  Skimping on quality will only harm your product in the end.
  • Educate yourself on speaker placement and some of the technical aspects of sound recording.  Even taking the time to learn about venue acoustics, the physics of sound and sound dispersion, and technical electrical basics such as equipment amps, volts, and ohms will go a long way.
  • Become buddies with the sound guy.  He will be in charge of the mix and the motherboard most of the time. If you can gain access to these devices with your recording equipment, it will make a big difference when it comes down to the outcome.
  • Cooperate fully with the artist/band you’re working with.  If you can navigate your way around the stage and venue without ticking off the drummer or aggravating the bass player, you will be able to position your recording equipment to optimally record the sound during the concert.

There is no substitute for experience in this field of production. If you’re looking for an Orlando Video Production company that will provide the best results for your musical gigs, NG Productions is your go-to partner. Contact us today at 877-203-2895.