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The Microphone Book, 2nd Edition by John Eargle

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CHAPTER 13

CLASSICAL STEREO RECORDING TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICE

INTRODUCTION

The topics covered in the previous two chapters form the basis for most of our study in this chapter. We begin with a basic discussion of the physical characteristics of musical instruments, moving on to a discussion of case studies with reference recordings made by the author. We progress from solo instruments, through chamber ensembles, to large orchestral resources, with emphasis on the practical decisions that every recording project requires. A final section deals with the adjustment of room acoustical conditions to fit the recording project at hand.

Our recommendations for microphone placement throughout this chapter remain the same whether you are recording direct-to-stereo ...

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