So another week is upon us and I have more confessions of dumb things I’ve done as a recording and mix engineer. Now, I’ve been freelance recording for over a decade now and when I was first starting out, one easy way to make some cash in college was to record a lot of the music major’s senior performance recitals. We’re talking pianists, violinists, and of course vocalists.
I made little fliers all across campus advertising that I had a mobile recording rig and for a flat fee of a few hundred dollars I could give them a “professional” live recording of their recital. People lined up to pay!
Stereo Recording Is Simple, Right?
And it was somewhat true. I owned a simple Pro Tools rig (i.e a laptop and an Mbox) and one condenser microphone. Now, I’m no idiot, and I knew people would want a stereo recording of their concert. So I was in need of one more microphone. Simple, I’ll just borrow another mic from friend each time I do a recital.
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