Strings Go Pop! Recording Strings-Solo And Small Ensembles-To Fit Neatly Into A Song
Today we are going to discuss tracking strings—but not ‘strings’ as in ‘an orchestra in a big hall with classic mics on Decca trees.’ What if a client wants a violin or cello solo in the middle of their current song, or wants to use a small string trio or quartet to add texture to a chorus? In that context, the following order of importance applies: player, instrument, mic placement, and mic choice. Note that mic choice is fourth and the room isn’t listed at all.