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JumaStudios says
Hey guys, Some time ago I was asking for some advices regarding violin recording. I want to start putting some violin in my tracks only when I finally understand how to achieve a good quality recording with this very tricky instrument. I still have trouble with finding the right position for the mic and the perfect place in the room,but still, I believe Im almost there. So I would ask for your opinion regarding this small track I made.I wont put it on AJ for sale even if its an original,its just for soundcheck purposes. So, how does the violin sound and what advice would you give me? Thanks a lot and best wishes for the New Year! https://soundcloud.com/jazztin/on-irish-shores
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FxProSound says

For me best choice is SDC microphone (pencil type) about 40-50 cm above instrument. I use Neumann KM 140, but I had good results also with Octava and Rode microphones. Try to avoid cheap metallic sounding ones. Select a good room for recording, not concerete with lot of ambience nor too dry like vocal booth. Wooden rooms with some fabric/textile elements are the best.

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FactoryofMusic says

Great piece JumaStudios! Lovely played as well ;-) Furthermore, I agree with FXprosound’s post. I have heard great things about the (modded) Octava mics, but sadly haven’t had any experience with them. The Rode mic’s are lovely bright, and could work for you in this case. Good luck!

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JumaStudios says

Thanks a lot guys…this was recorded with a nt1 rode condenser.definitely need to check the ones you mentioned

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JumaStudios says

Oups,my bad…so the microphone I used in the above track is Rode NT2-A

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FactoryofMusic says

The NT2-a is a microphone I use occasionally. For the money it’s a great mic and really hard to beat!

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matsteiner Reviewer says

Do you work with Cubase, or with which DAW?
I bet you made the following mistake: You Inserted a reverb in you Violin channel. But this doesn’t sound good, because you have a (nice!!!!) violin recording which is smono. Now you insert a reverb and this HAS to be stereo, otherwise it sounds like a tin can…. you have to us e the sends to puit reverb on your tracks, because there you generate stereo returns and the reverb (same plugin but stereo) sounds wunderful !! ;)

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JumaStudios says

Mat mate, helpful as always! Thats one great piece of info! Hope I wont bother you too much if I will ask you some more details bout that on a private message. Cheers!

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matsteiner Reviewer says

No problem, your welcom just ask, or if it get’s too bad you have to start buying my songs, hahaha ;)
but maybe it’s more helpful if you ask it in the board, so others can learn too.

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JumaStudios says

Heheee already sent you a private but feel free to answer here mate :)

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