Profesional Carillon Recording Advice

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Profesional Carillon Recording Advice

Postby JoeyBrink on Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:07 pm

What are the recording techniques you have used to produce professional carillon CD recordings? Do you find in-tower microphones or outdoor microphones more likely to produce the best quality recordings? Many of us have permanent in-tower microphones - are there any permanent exterior microphones? Any experience recording from nearby rooftops? When working with recording engineers on the ground, how have you handled limited takes and scheduling with the unpredictability of weather and traffic noise?
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Re: Profesional Carillon Recording Advice

Postby FrancesNewell on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:28 pm

Hi Joey,
My tower does not have mics, I just use a high quality portable recorder IN the tower.
You can never control or predict outside sounds!
I like capturing the overtones of the bells and I can do that more effectively inside the tower.
However, I only have 26 bells. You have a lot more bell-balancing issues than I do.
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