Have you ever wondered how to go about miking up your band, whether in the studio, at a rehearsal space or on-stage? Enter Eric Gorman, Chief Engineer at Gold-Diggers Sound in Los Angeles.
We recently spent the day at Gold-Diggers with Eric and the band Polyplastic, going over the key placements and considerations for microphone selection and placement for a standard 4-piece band comprising vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Although Gold-Diggers has a mic locker that would be the envy of most any musician or recording engineer, you can substitute in a variety of budget-friendly microphones that will offer similar sound and functionality.
While there are a number of vintage microphones featured in this video, Musician's Friend sells the modern re-issues of them. See below for a full list of microphones featured in this video: