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Old October 12th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #16
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One last thing. This is why there are engineers to "Mix" in the studio. I don't think you will ever be happy with even a board feed although it's as close as you can get to having discrete channels and mixing in post. The mix from the board is often mixed for the room and might (probably will) sound totally different in you NLE.

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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #17
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Before you put all your eggs in the board feed basket, make sure just what signals are going thru the board. Many bands, especially young ones only put vox and acoustic instruments thru the board, relying on guitar, bass and keyboard amps for the rest. One of the reasons stage volume is so freakin out of control (sorry the sax player in me is showing thru!) Just hate to see you work hard to get the board feed and get home to find you only hear the vocals with a bit of instrument bleed.

higher on the food chain and they should be sending everything thru the board, but even then it can be a crap shoot.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #18
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Independent Stereo Image

I agree proper board FOP feed is desirable but how about a separate front-center xy stereo image? Good as backup and often i find its the best i have and end up using it in final edit.

Might just be the best for your situation, Curtis!

I shock mount a patched pair of caplet condenser mics (Behringer B-5's) through a ProMix IV and then into a Belkin TuneTalk connected to an iPod nano (2nd generation). Its all battery powered so no cable runs, just a lone mic stand. If its really loud my mics have a -10db adjustment and i can further attenuate or gain on the mixer as well as in post. The audio files are good quality 16-bit, 44 kHz.
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