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, purist "single pair" or
"B Plus" (Single pair plus B-format surround) recordings work the
best. 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 Purist "Single Pair" and "B-Plus" 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, B-Format
Surround Recordings, "B-Plus" Single Pair plus B-Format
recordings, and even multi-track recordings using both our microphones
and feeds from the house sound system if needed.
- Surround Sound
- Lucid has one of the incredible Soundfield ST-250 "B
Format" surround sound microphones that allows us to capture
sound from all directions onto 4 separate channels, and create
numerous 'virtual' microphones for a surround recording, such as DVD
with Dolby Digital 5.1, DVD-Audio, or even a Dolby Pro Logic
compatible matrix surround CD. This microphone is also excellent
at clearly capturing singers positioned around or behind the
audience. The surround recording can be easily downmixed onto a
- Often the best recordings are those that capture the sound of the
artists with the purist "Single Pair", while capturing the
'surround' ambience of the hall with the B-Format Soundfield
microphone. These 6 channel recordings are known as B-Plus
Format. The B-plus recording can be down-mixed to stereo or to
Dolby Digital surround recordings, and are a definite plus for usage
as the surround sound audio track to a performance video.