Miking the Symphony: Variations on a Theme

AES Live: Expo - 141st Convention

Miking the Symphony: Variations on a Theme

Live Sound: Concert Sound

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Symphony sound reinforcement has grown from modified Decca trees with outriggers and spot mics borrowed from recording to individually miking every stand or even every musician. Approaches vary from matched pencil condensers to various types of mics for each orchestra section with interesting similarities and differences from one engineer to another, depending, of course on available inventory.

Shawn Murphy, Recording and Live Sound Engineer - Berkeley, CA, USA
George Relles, Relles Sound, Inc. - Eugene, OR, USA

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