Over the last few months, our engineers have been recording more and more ‘on location’, in various venues around the country. Working with the lovely team and state-of-the-art mixing consoles manufactured by Solid State Logic (SSL), we are well placed to capture high resolution multi-channel recordings. The consoles’ architecture, coupled with our equipment, allow us to track to ProTools or Logic – recording to up to four computers simultaneously over easy-to-install fibre optic cable. The stage boxes have built-in microphone level splits, allowing easy integration with existing setups and a near-zero impact on the monitor and front-of-house engineers.
Last weekend’s recording of Stornoway at the New Theatre in Oxford goes to show just how far this technology has come. This was Stornoway’s final show before disbanding. So, with no second chances, redundancy was a major advantage – recording to three machines simultaneously while also creating a stereo mix. We were able to seamlessly integrate with minimal impact on the tour, while adding our own array of ambient microphones to capture the audience – who were in full voice!
Photo: York Tillyer