I'm getting ready to record all the 4th of July madness...my neighborhood goes CRAZY. I'm within 3 miles of 3 giant displays and my neighborhood nearly outdoes them...and it went on for 4 hours last year. Anyway, I'm hoping to get some good suggestions on recording. I did it last year with my Rode NT-4 going into my Tascam DR-680 and my ZOOM H2. Here's a short sample of one little piece and what I did with it.
This year I've got my Rode NT-4, a Rode NT-2, a tasty new Sony PCM-D50 and my ZOOM H2. Rodes will go into the Tascam and the Sony and the ZOOM will be placed to get different perspectives.
Any tips on placement or anything else? Rodes will be pointed straight up to all the action and I'm thinking about placing the ZOOM on the roof in the back of my house to catch echoes and reverb and the Sony I just haven't decided.
Started going through the 8 hours of recordings...here's a sample of some of the raw stuff: