Microphones for Choir and Orchestra | Stereo Microphone Techniques
Choirs and Orchestras are usually picked up with stereo miking for livesound as well as for studio production.
Stereo microphone techniques: Two stereo microphones (stereo-pair) are usually used as main microphones while often supporting microphones are used to get the ideal sound. Supporting microphones are placed near to the sound source to pick up specific voices of the choir or instruments in the orchestra. These signals are then added to the stereo-pair signal in the mix.
Ideal for stereo miking and therefore ideal choir microphones or orchestra microphones are small diaphragmSmall diaphragm mics have a flat frequency response and a natural sound. Read moreGo to the glossary condenser microphonesCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary: Very flat frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary delivers clear and neutral sound. For a more forceful sound sometimes large diaphragmLarge diaphragm mics add harmonics to the sound and are popular for vocal recordings.Read moreGo to the glossary condenser microphonesCondenser microphones are more sensitive, give a smooth, natural sound and need to be powered.Read moreGo to the glossary are used.