Mike's Mobile Mics - Mixing and Equipment

Mike's Mobile Mics - On-Location Digital Audio Recording

Mike's Mobile Mics

On-Site Audio and Video Recording

e-mail: Michael@MikesMobileMics.com
telephone: 757 630 5942
fax: 757 447 3479
web site: www.MikesMobileMics.com

55SGear and Equipment

The Tools

CM33Microphones are the first and arguably the most important link between the performer and the finished audio recording. It is important to use the microphone best suited for the purpose at hand; there is no one best type of microphone or one best microphone.
I use dynamic, large and small diaphragm condensor and ribbon microphones from AEA, Schoeps, Audio Technica, Cascade, Shure, Electro Voice, Berliner and others as warranted.

I use Focusrite preamps and converters and personally modified SM ProAudio microphone preamps and headphone amps.

I can simultaneously DAWrecord sixteen discreet analog-source channels of audio. For recorded-live shows, I have a 16-channel transformer-isolated split for your sound engineer - me. Beyond the 16 simultaneous live channels available, I can record virtually an unlimited number of over-dub or "second chance" tracks. The individual tracks can be balanced, equalized and processed as and if needed in post-recording editing before mixing them to the finished stereo or Surround Sound tracks. I record the individual tracks with bit depth and sample rate double that of a normal CD to capture the maximum frequency response and dynamic range. That allows the tracks to retain their audio integrity before the finished product is down-sampled for CD use.Blumlein to the rescue

For small shows, I can provide sound reinforcement in addition to recording services. Believe me, I know the difference between the two. When I provide both services, the two systems are completely separate except for the isolated splits that allow me to use one microphone (times 16 if necessary) for both recording and reinforcement. The two systems are controlled separately from different and different type mixers. I have main speakers, sub-woofers and monitors available.

Among the many software applications I use are Adobe Audition (3.0 and 5.0), Reaper, Sony SoundForge, Magix (formerly Sony) Vegas, Red Giant Plural Eyes, Minnetonka SurCode, many plug-ins and other applications as needed.

The results of your audio recording can be mixed to a stereo CD or stereo mp3 or if the content warrants it, we can produce CD quality 5.1 surround sound recordings in either DTS CD or DVD format.

If your performance needs and you want a video recording, we can provide that, too. High Definition video and audio all in one - distributed either through YouTube or on DVD - your choice.

Currently, I use Sony High Definition digital cameras that can all be synchronized with the high definition audio recording sound being captured separately but at the same time.

For those who need to produce demonstration recordings or for those small groups that want a live recording without the audience, I have access to venues with good acoustics and pianos. Contact me for details.

We prefer you contact us at least 4 - 6 weeks before your performance or preferred recording date but if you are in a time crunch, call anyway. Maybe we can help.

If you need to record a demo for an audition or submission deadline, please remember, the process takes about three weeks from the date of the recording until you receive your CDs. Please plan accordingly.

Contact us today to schedule your recording session.

4050   Schoeps

4022   AEA R88 MK2

C2ECM8000RE 20KSM44545 SD

AE 6100 LE AT 4040 FatHead with Luhndahl tranny

Pre8

OctoPre MKII

HP6

Focusrite 18i20

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