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recording church music

10 Aug 03 - 09:25 AM (#999638)
Subject: recording church music
From: Steve Benbows protege

Hi guys I need some help.
My aunt is lacking an organist and wanted to pay someone to come in to play and record it. Here is the question - what is the best way to record a church organ and how then could you put the recording on to c.d that could be used during services?
Any ideas would be gratefully recieved.
   With regards.
    Pete.


10 Aug 03 - 12:26 PM (#999706)
Subject: RE: recording church music
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Pete-
Ten years ago, we had a priest who was too cheap to hire an organist, and he went out and spent $5,000 on a cassette-player organ that was controlled with a garage door opener remote control. It was awful. I think it's very difficult for people to sing with recorded music like that. He eventually hired a live pianist, but she doesn't like Catholics - I didn't like her, either (but she still has the job).
But if ya gotta do it, ya gotta do it. It's very difficult to set up microphones properly for recording a pipe organ, especially if the pipes are in different locations. If you must, use condenser (powered) mikes and a mixer. If you have an electronic organ, it probably has a "line out" plug that will accommodate a CD or cassette recorder directly.
Good luch.
-Joe Offer-