Eat Audio Live Recording Playlist
We love live gigs, and being able to capture your events is an absolute treat and privilege. In the same way that everyone loves capturing photos and videos on their phones, we love being able to archive performances and events by artists that would otherwise be lost in time and confined to nothing more than distant memories. If you were or weren’t at the event, you can relive the whole thing right here!
With such a breadth of talent in Scotland, making recordings for everyone to enjoy is a serious responsibility for us. There’s a lot that can go wrong during the recording process and it’s down to us to get it right! So we take extra care at events to ensure what we capture is the best quality it can be.
Mixing live music is all about trading off suitable volume levels to prevent sound bleeding between microphones, and the best quality on stage for the performers to hear themselves clearly and for the audience to enjoy out front. So what we have to work with when we come to mix the recording later can often be far from ideal. So it can be a challenge, but we have plenty tricks up out sleeve to produce great quality recordings!
If you’re using a PC or a laptop you can download the recordings as an MP3 directly to your computer. Simply click the down arrow on the right hand side of the playlist, and with a bit of luck your browser will start copying the files to your download folder.
EatAudio’s choice recording kit!
When recording with an analogue set up we use two Allen & Heath Ice-16 recorders. They can be linked together so that the first master unit controls the second slave unit. There is a USB socket on the front to connect an external hard drive. The recorder is linked up directly to the outputs of the mixers and upon hitting record all the audio data is captured.
When using our preferred Midas digital desks we use the Klark Teknik DN 32 capture cards. All the audio is routed from the console to the card digitally, so there is no signal loss. Upon hitting record, all the audio data is stored on two SD cards in the back.
In both instances all the masses of musical data can be copied over to a PC at a later date for mixing. Here we can apply effects such as compression, reverb, delay, and balance the audio. Once the audio is ready to be mastered we level out the equalisation of the entire recording and then convert it to an MP3 that you can find here!
For more information on having your event recorded drop an email to email@example.com