I want to record a live performance focused on percussion and voice. I have a Mac and a Presonus Firebox.
To start I'm considering a simple mono recording, since the most important to me is the clarity of the sound. That is, good voice sound and good percussion sound.
I made some quick tests with a cheap microphone and suffered 2 problems:
- the drums interfere in the voice quality (loud kicks "eat" the signal) and
- low signal (even with Firebox mic level to the max, the sound is hardly audible). I guess it's either due to the mic itself (poor quality) or the cable/plug type
- what mic position do you suggest? Close to singers? Mimicking the listener position (in front of musicians, centered)? Ground level, or hanging of the ceiling?
- what features of the mic you would recommend? XLR plug? Mic type? Unidirectional, omnidirectional...?