December 22, 2014 at 7:06PM
Audiophiles: Any Advice For Shooting Through A Soundboard?
Last month, I was hired by a local heavy metal band to film their set. They're incredibly pleased with the product, however, I think there could be some improvements.
I spent hours watching Live DVD recordings of my favorite bands, and some of the proshot videos from Wacken Open Air. Before the shoot, I met with the audio tech at the venue and asked if he would let me record sound straight from the board and into my Zoom H4N. When I arrived, he already had everything set up for me and I just had to plug and go. He advised me that I test the audio during the first band's performance (Awesome advice that I never would have thought of.) and the levels seemed perfect. However, when I threw it into Premiere, it sounded nothing like I thought it would. Any ideas on what I could do to make it sound better in the future? Here's the specs.
Yamaha M7CL 48 ch. Console
EV DC-1 PROCESSOR
Finally, here's a video from the shoot, because I doubt it'd be possible to give good advice without it.
Thanks in advance.