Reply To: Recording and mixing on location – Bob 1980s. Custom suitcase mixer

January 31, 2023 at 11:22 pm #4497
Bob Katz

    Live recording is Stressful but invigorating. I recorded Chesky Jazz at Town Hall live Direct to 2 track. 6 groups (or more, I’d have to count) followed each other on stage one after the other all night. I worked an 8 input mixer sitting offstage wearing my Stax headphones! Rehearsal in the afternoon, marking all the pots and taking copious notes. Then reset while the musicians changed to the stage, stagehands readjusting whatever mikes had to be changed position, and then minor tweaks (hopefully) during that groups portion of the concert. I’m still high from that experience.