Last month I was recording strings for the Neocolonialism score. The original soundtrack will be available this summer! The soundtrack contains virtual instruments, however, most of the music in the game was recorded with live players. We recorded the score in chunks, and parts of it were recorded to a click to allow for looping/layering during implementation.

Listen here!

I used 6 microphones to record Videri String Quartet in my home studio:

Microphones used:

  • Neuman TLM102 overhead R
  • Neuman TLM102 overhead L
  • 1 Blue Bottle (violin)
  • 1 Audix F15 (violin)
  • 1 CAD M179 (viola) *set to cardioid
  • 1 KSM27 (cello)

The Room

  • 45 degree angle ceilings sloping towards a 24″ vertical wall around the edge.
  • 25′ x 20′ x 8′
  • Carpet and tapestries

Other Hardware

  • Presonus Firestudio Interface- (8 XLR inputs)
  • Macbook Pro
  • Buddha statuette
  • Glyph 1TB external HD
  • Microphone stands (6)
  • XLR cables (6)
  • Music stands (3)
  • AKG Headphones

Software

  • Digital Performer 7
  • Waves plug-ins
  • Omnisphere virtual instrument
  • Vienna Symphonic Library (for the gong in “Layer 3”)
  • Kontakt 4
  • Sibelius notation software
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