The Music Technology students in Advanced Recording multi-tracked the Symphonic Winds. Lots…LOTS of microphones. We used a Decca Tree setup behind the conductor podium to capture most of the group. Spots mics placed around the ensemble captured the rest. A 2-track team was in the booth capturing and editing live takes to CD to give the conductor right after the ensemble played their last note. The Multitrack team monitored the 96 kHz Pro Tools recording in Studio A. The ensemble was just seeing the music for the first time so only one piece was played start to finish. The rest were all played section by section with our Music Tech team in charge of editing down to cohesive pieces. Now - on to the editing!
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