Recording Techniques from Simple to Complex
There are several ways to record pop music concerts:
Record with two mics out front into a two-track recorder.
Using the PA mixer, record off a spare main output.
Get a four-track recorder-mixer. Place a stereo mic (or a pair of mics) at the FOH (front of house, the PA mixer location) position. Record the mic on tracks 1 and 2. Also plug into a spare main output on the PA mixer, and record it on tracks 3 and 4.
Feed the PA mixer insert jacks to a multitrack tape recorder.
Feed the PA mixer direct outs or insert jacks to a recording mixer, and from there to a two-track or a multitrack tape recorder.
Use a mic splitter on stage to feed the PA snake and recording snake. Record to multitrack or two ...