belly dancing in the studio
Producer Gilly Spencer and Dancer Chloe Wicks came in with an interesting project.
Their plan was to record 4 musicians jamming to accompany Chloes dancing.
They had performed the piece at one of Pandoras house gigs and wanted to get a high quality recording of it.
The challenge was to set them all up in the live room .
I used a dpa blue tacked under Derrick Turners – Mandolin
This worked really well in terms of seperation and sound .
Gilly was using my track synth module – which was plumbed in via a D.I.
She was also monitoring via a small speaker in the room
We didn’t want the band to wear headphones as we wanted the session to mimic their performance and also to allow Chloe to dance without being hampered by cans.
I put 4 mics on Davids groovy stripped down kit.
Which included a hang drum , djembe and various lovely small cymbals and bells
Flute player Maya was seperated by a small screen
The day zipped past – lots of fun