Choir Recording

Choir Recording When you’re adding a real choir to your music, in most cases it is recorded seperate from (and after) the orchestra has been recorded. There are three main reasons for this: A choir needs to rehearse and can’t really sing music prima vista. Even the...

The Danger of Composing on the Piano

The Danger of Composing on the Piano Composing on a piano is a great tool but can also be quite limiting. For example, chord voicings that sound good or decent on a piano don’t neccessarily translate too well to real orchestra. Usually, the biggest problem with such...

Basic Orchestral Microphone Setup

Basic Orchestral Microphone Setup In orchestral recordings, the main microphone is the so called Decca Tree, which is positionated a few meters over the conductor pointing towards the orchestra. The signal from these microphones is also the one that is used as...

Click Track Bleed

Click Track Bleed Click track bleed is one of the most annoying things that can happen in a scoring session, especially when it only gets discovered later in the mix. It results from the click on the headphones of the musicians spilling over to the microphones....

Music mix as part of the concept

Music Mix as Part of the Concept Not only your musical concept and style is part of making a score homogenous but also the mix. If you record a live ensemble for your score, you will most likely have a quite homogenous mix throughout the score as the room/mics etc....