OneMic (the minimalist recording series) presents The Dozens performing around one stereo ribbon microphone at the historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, AL.
About the series: John Cuniberti’s OneMic series showcases recording artists performing two songs each around one AEA R88 stereo ribbon microphone. What makes this series so different from other live performance videos is that the artist is in complete control of his/her presentation. This means that the sound, balance, dynamics and stereo image is decided upon at the moment of creation, not in post-production. The artist (band) is responsible for the final product. Also, a high-resolution 4k video is shot with one stabilized handheld camera that hovers around the performers during their live performance. There is no editing of the audio or video. It’s as honest as it can be including imperfections. This organic presentation isn’t limited to “acoustic” music as seen with live classical and folk music. In this series, I will attempt to record bands with electric guitars and drums that would typically require a multi-mic, multi-track approach. This single microphone technique was quickly forsaken soon after the multi-track tape recorder was invented and with it a level of musical intimacy. The OneMic series will demonstrate the positive aspects of the minimalistic recording process of the 1930s but will be captured on modern recording equipment. Signal path: AEA R88 microphone – Millennia HV3c preamp – Pro Tools HDX. Sony A7rII camera with 35, 55 or 25mm lens.http://www.johncuniberti.com/onemic/