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D8 Skills #90 & D9 | Unit E | Recording Saxophonist

D8 Skills #90 & D9 | Unit E | Recording Saxophonist

The day before yesterday, I was asked by a friend whether I could record him playing the saxophone:

I accepted.

Today, we met at my house and commenced. I used my Shure SM7B as a close up mic and got him to bring his RØDE NT1-A for a room mic positioned further back to capture the ambience of the room.

I experimented with the position of the RØDE NT1-A, trying out 4 different positions in the room, and concluded that the best place was lower down to the ground where the mic is shown below:

Equipment List:

  • MacBook Pro running Logic Pro (inc. Charging Brick + Cable)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 G.3 (inc. USB-C to USB-C Cable)
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Headphones (inc. Jack Extension Cable)
  • TritonAudio FetHead (to provide more clean gain for Shure SM7B)
  • XLR Cable
  • Power Extention Reel