[78-L] OT: Best way to make a simple live recording.

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Tue Sep 4 05:30:40 PDT 2012

From: "Joel Bresler" <joel.br at verizon.net>
> I am just looking for the best way to make a simple live audio recording. 
> I really appreciate the feedback and apologize if I've been
> less than clear about what I am trying to do here!

Yes, you have been less than clear, and it is the reason why the
responses have been nearly useless.  All you needed to do was add one
more phrase after the word "of" as in "a simple live recording OF:"

some examples would be:
a singer with a guitar
or a singer with a piano
or a guitar
or two guitars
or a piano
or a violin
or a string quartette
or a four piece rock band with 3 amplifiers, a drum kit, and two singers
or a narrator
or two narrators
or whatever it is you are recording.  WHAT you are recording is more
important than just that you are recording.  The answers differ with the

What is also amusing in the responses is that some people have been
suggesting hundreds of dollars of purchases for what you seem to be
hinting is a one time thing.  Hunting up some used Shure SM58s ranks as
the worst advice given here (they are stage mics for shouting into, not
recording mics), but buying some hundreds of dollars of mixers without
even asking if you need multiple mics ranks down there also.

Tell us the "of what" and the real answers will flow.

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com 

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