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Old October 18th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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You wanna see close mic'ing, watch this............

This is how's it's done live with strings and vocals.

Not often I filtch a thread from a News feed, but this one is a corker. Look at that mic'ing!

Short shots (from what I can see) on the instruments, Shure 58's or similar on the vocals.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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I felt quite disapointed when I got to the end of the last one. The micing aside, they started on a high with their Good Bad and Ugly theme, but the other songs were almost as good. Not so sure about the Kurt Cobain vocals though.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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<<Short shots (from what I can see) on the instruments, Shure 58's or similar on the vocals.>>

It does look like SM-58s for vocals. Short shotguns would not be a good fit for this type of close micing. What those look like to me are possibly a Sennheiser MKH40 or 50 (cardioid or hypercardioid - Sennheiser actually refers to the MKH50 as "supercardioid") small-diaphragm condensers, along with maybe a Royer ribbon mic I can see in a few places? Hard to tell for sure, but definitely not short shotguns. Nice sounds!

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Old October 18th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: You wanna see close mic'ing, watch this............

The squared off ends is a giveaway on the Senns, and 58s did the trick. what I thought was awful was the fact they used full height boom stands - what a visual mess. Some short stands and booms like you would use on a kick drum would have been so much neater. Sounded nice, but a real lash up. It is actually the kind of thing that you'd see in one-nighter theatre when the rider says 7 vocal mics, 6 ukelele mics and 1 DI - nobody ever mentions stands!
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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: You wanna see close mic'ing, watch this............

All vocals look to be SM58's. The instruments vary. There are a number of Sennheiser MKH40 (can tell by the back that it is Sennheiser MKH and the grill looks like a 40 grill) as well as a few other mics. Notably, I saw a Beyer 201 on one of the instruments and a silver mic that is rather difficult to make out. The silver one has a grill that looks somewhat "Royerish" or "Sankenish" but both of those mics would be side address, not front address... Perhaps one of the older AKG mics, but I really don't know what that one is.

The bass on the left is going through a DI.

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Old October 29th, 2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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Re: You wanna see close mic'ing, watch this............

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I felt quite disapointed when I got to the end of the last one. The micing aside, they started on a high with their Good Bad and Ugly theme, but the other songs were almost as good. Not so sure about the Kurt Cobain vocals though.
Those with experience in music composing/arranging will appreciate the second video (though don't hold on to your hats to hard on the vocal technique).
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