String Recording

String recording sessions are very delicate and require a great deal of concentration. Pictured here is artist Chris Engle adding cello to one of his songs to be released on his upcoming ep. The session started using microphones: Telefunken u47, Neumann u87 and AEA N22. For the final recording the microphones positions changed to the u47 and u87 on both sides over the F hole and the N22 placed up in the air pointing down. When we mixed the song we overall liked the u47 sound the best and blended in the N22 to add room and string texture. During string recording sessions I try my best to capture the organic performance at the highest quality possible, utilizing microphones and gear that best compliments the sound.