After all, these are two very distinct disciplines. Ask Paul Mitchell if he is a live or studio engineer and he responds succinctly, "Yes. So how does one guy knit two sets of skills together and deliver stunning performances night after night - recording after recording? The featured track - "Hipping the Hop" with Joe Sample - piano, Steve Gadd - drums and Nicklas Sample - bass, is a perfect case study of how to record and mix live, at the same time.
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After all, these are two very distinct disciplines. Ask Paul Mitchell if he is a live or studio engineer and he responds succinctly, "Yes. So how does one guy knit two sets of skills together and deliver stunning performances night after night - recording after recording?
The featured track - "Hipping the Hop" with Joe Sample - piano, Steve Gadd - drums and Nicklas Sample - bass, is a perfect case study of how to record and mix live, at the same time.
Then, I'm fortunate enough to work with a group of great musicians and well-tuned instruments; especially drums. Finally, I apply very simple miking techniques and the philosophy that a lot less is more. For example, Mitchell covers most drum kits with only four mics. With this placement, we hear what the drummer hears. I can tip the mic a bit towards the hi-hat to pick up more of that, but in general, it captures the sound of the kit.
I call it drum high. I then place another Audix SCX1C with a cardioid capsule lower on the right side, pointing across the kit to pick up floor toms and the ride cymbal.
That's drum low. A final Audix D6 is placed in front of the kick drum. They always out-perform. They're my go-to piano miking solution.
A DI for upright bass and a pair of Audix SCX1's for audience and room ambience complete the live miking set-up; only eight mics and a DI to multi-track record and mix a live performance for 5, people. The proof is in the performance. One really can't tell that "Hipping the Hop" is anything but a tightly-controlled studio recording until hearing the applause from a very large audience.
Oh and Mitchell was mixing front-of-house at the same time! This minimalist approach serves Mitchell well as he travels around the world. I don't E. And because I've selected good mics, any E. I know that I have good sound coming in, so any adjustments are for the speakers and the room, not the mics.
With a choice of any microphones to use and a sizable collection of his own classics, Mitchell selects Audix microphones to go on the road with him. In fact, I like some of the Audix mics better! They'll be very pleased to learn that they all make guest appearances on this new album by their sons, Julian Coryell, Karma Auger and Nicklas Sample!
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