View Full Version : Recorded Audio Sounding 'Weak'.

02-02-2010, 12:34 AM
Don't know if stereo recording would help, but I'm having a huge amount of trouble making anything I record (in most cases, sax) sound "thicker" in the soundscape. Samples and VST's seem to 'stick out' more which makes the live stuff sound flimsy. Stereo seperation helps somewhat, but still doesn't solve the problem. Even listening to professional stuff as a reference, I can never quite recreate it.

Anyway, d'ya think any of you could give me a bit of advice?

Meteo Xavier
02-02-2010, 12:38 AM
You should post an example so we can hear it and see.

(hmm.... I have problems with that sentence structure.)

02-02-2010, 01:37 AM
Yeah, man, post your recordings.

One with Sax in your mix and one with the Sax alone, dry, as recorded.

02-02-2010, 03:38 AM
How do you mic things? (Distance from source, mic type, axis, etc.)

Hy Bound
02-02-2010, 05:11 PM
Other than doing as they asked with posting it, i would say you could add some reverb and depending on the circumstances a little "wide" delay.

It could also be your mic and/or preamp you're recording into.

02-02-2010, 05:20 PM
I would think that mic type would matter here. I'd figure a condenser mic would have more a fatter sound than a dynamic mic. Or my a ribbon mic would be good? I'm not sure with a sax.

02-07-2010, 03:34 PM
What you need is compression to bring out more of the body of the sax and bring up a little bit more of the room sound (if you recorded in a proper room). Also, when you record your sax, like Garret said, you need a condenser mic.