Rehearsals Started Today

We’ve just finished our first rehearsal for the upcoming Fordante concerts.  The session was videoed and will be up on YouTube in a week or so.

This was a great opportunity to test out a recent microphone purchase for the studio – an SE Voodoo VR1.  First hearing of the results I must say are pleasing.  Other ribbons I’ve used tended to lack the detail that this mic has captured and I’ve previously found the condenser mics I’ve  used with Fordante were very top end and course sounding on the strings, particularly violin. From a quick listen to the takes so far using this ribbon mic reveal a much more controlled high end and more in line with what I was hearing in the session. So, so far thumbs up.

Oh, and the musicians were great too! (But then I guess I’ve come to expect that…)