STUDIO SESSION NOTES
This project was a combination "live" audio recording and video shoot. To give us more room to shoot video, we had the luxury of recording in Mesa Community College's big band rehearsal room - which turned out to sound amazingly good. The setup for audio was drums, electric bass, and electric / archtop guitar - along with a single vocal mic. For video, we used 5 cameras - 4 cameras positioned to give views of each of the 3 band members (2 on Pete as he was the featured artist), and one B-Roll, or roaming camera.
The Recording Details
As this was a "live" location recording, I used my Zoom F8 Field Recorder for the project. On the drums, I used a stereo pair of Rode NT5s as overhead mics, a SM57 on the Kick, and a Sennheiser E845 SuperCardiod tucked in between the snare and high hats. For the bass, we recorded only a direct signal from the bass cabinet. For Pete's guitar, we captured both a direct signal from his amp and mic'ing the cabinet with a SM57. On Pete's vocal, I used a Shure Super 55 HyperCardiod. The HyperCardiod helps cut down on bleed and surrounding sounds - making the mixing process a little easier.
As these 4 videos / songs were for promotional (gig-getting) use, there was no package design needed.