Audiotechnica 4047 x AKG C4000B (card.)
Spanish guitar (nylon strings)
western guitar (steel strings)
Picking up guitars:
The two mics were positioned side by side about 20 inches off the guitar body aiming at it
from slightly lower level. Both in their rubber suspensions, the grilles as close as
they could get without touching one another, parallel. Hi-pass filters on both mics were on.
Picking up vocals:
10 inches off the singer's mouth pointing at it a bit from above. Filters off. No pop-screens
Recorded into Terratec EWS88MT through my self-made preamp employing INA163 circuits from Texas
Instruments. I used Sonar and 24/96 resolution. The final record has been lightly compressed. Needless
to say, no EQing's been done. Finally I downsampled it to 16/48 and made the mp3s using the codec
of SoundForge6. Any variations (uncompressed tracks, original resolution tracks, separate tracks)
are available on request.
All tracks were laid down by my friend Petr who I've been sharing my musical growth with for
years. He can be reached at -firstname.lastname@example.org-.
Even though the bits are OK, it was non of our intention to create a valuable piece of recording.
I named the mp3s just 1 and 2 in order to let you perform blind testing. You'll find what mic
the respective file belongs to in the "comment" section of the file description table in that mp3.
This whole thing is meant to be of interest to my friends contributing to the Sweetwater forums.
To let me know your views, please, go to the microphone section at www.sweetwater.com\forum
Thank you for stopping by, Hynek
one of the mics
the other one
As a reaction to some reports on mp3 tag related problems I'm
including this revelation link