Today, we are at Fever Studio in North Hollywood, with the wonderful Brent Fischer and Matt Brownlie, and they are going to show us how they record an orchestra. We get asked a lot about strings and brass and orchestral stuff, so it was really great to get to come down so they could show us how they do it!
This is a change from the stuff we have done with Brent before, because this is a true chamber orchestra. There is only one person on a part, so nobody gets a chance to have anyone to fall back on. There are some truly amazing players on this song, and they all stand on their own and will sound amazing on the track! Brent says this set up is a very intimate setting, but it was the right way to proceed for the song. His goal was to bring out the emotion of the song in the end, and this was the best way to do that.
In this session, we have a string quartet, contra bass, bass clarinet, and euphonium. Matt Brownlie has set up the mics in a way that will capture this recording perfectly! He has used a variety of Royer mics, Neumann mics, and AEA mics. It was great to see how he worked and how he chose which mics he wanted where and his strategy behind capturing the best sound possible.
It was so much fun to be a part of this recording session, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
We also have the multitracks for you to download so you can hear how the parts sounded and mix the track for yourself! Click here to download the multitracks!
Watch the video below to learn more about recording this chamber orchestra!