Lucid will pack up our portable studio equipment and set it up to
record your live concert, on-site, at the Phoenix area local venue of your
choice. For most unamplified music in 'acoustically live' venues
such as churches or concert halls, a stereo pair plus ambience and B-format
surround recording is used. However, for amplified music or 'acoustically dead'
environments such as stage shows at the Orpheum or Herberger, a
multi-track recording taken from many different microphones and from the
house sound system will often provide better results.
- On-Location Recording experience in most of Phoenix's Best Venues.
- Superb Equipment, knowledge of how to use it, and plenty of audio and
music knowledge results in excellent recordings of your group.
- Use of optimized recording
methods results in recordings that capture the performance and the sound of
the performance in the hall. It's the next best thing to being there.
- Use of multi-track recording, up to 24 channels,
when necessary to match the performance and venue needs.
- Various Recording Methodologies
- Lucid can record using a number of different methodologies
including: Purist "Single Pair" recordings, augmented
ambience and spot-mic recordings, Jecklin Disk recordings, B-Format
surround recordings, and even multi-track recordings using both our microphones
and feeds from the house sound system if needed. These are
covered in detail on our Methods page.
- Work with Venue Crew
- Lucid is happy to work with venue crew or stagehands to plan for the
performance/recording event. This often involves working with
the staff to ensure we can get in early to setup and stay afterwards
to tear down. It also may involve working with the technical
staff to integrate the sound reinforcement system and recording
system. This may include receiving amplified soloist mic feeds
from the house sound reinforcement system (PA system) that are fed
into the recording system. Many times we provide feeds from our
recording microphones to the house sound crew so that they can use the
feeds for sound reinforcement. We commonly provide feeds to the
house for show choirs or choirs that use amplified accompaniment, such
as the ASU Gospel Choir. We may also work with the venue crew to
'hang' microphone arrays when appropriate to reduce the visual impact
of the recording equipment. As an example, we often hang our
microphones at Gammage Auditorium and Scottsdale Center for the Arts.