LIVE RECORDING

Glyndebourne opera house

There is nothing like a live recording to capture the excitement of a concert. Eastwood Records specialises in live recording and has worked in a number of prestigious venues including Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, King's College Chapel and Glyndebourne Opera House. We have also recorded events in more unusual spaces such as the streets of Berkeley, California, country house gardens and multi-storey car parks. We enjoy making the most of each space, which requires careful planning and optimum mic placement.

We offer a range of live recording services, from stereo archive captures (where a high-quality pair of microphones is placed carefully in the venue) to broadcast-grade multitrack recordings with as many audio channels as the client requires. Recordings can be delivered as multi-track stems, mixed and mastered in a subsequent session or used as the basis for a studio recording with additional tracking and overdubs. We can also record the rehearsal before a concert if the client wants extra material for the final edit.

Eastwood Records is well equipped for location recording. We have a decent microphone locker that includes matched pairs of beyerdynamic MC930s, Neumann KM183s and KM185s and Sennheiser MKH8040s and MKH8020s. We also have stereo pairs of vintage beyerdynamic MC740s and M160 ribbon mics, modern and vintage dynamic mics (including multiple versions of the M201, M69 and M88), several transformer-equipped DI boxes by Radial Engineering and various microphone and guitar preamplifiers by LA Audio, Line6 and RME. 

Alongside our mics and preamps, we have a wide selection of ancillary gear including mic stands, stereo bars and clamps by K&M, DPA and Manfrotto, and various hanging cable solutions that allow discreet mic placement for TV broadcasts and video sessions. We have several custom-made multicore reels by Canford Audio, as well as fibre optic cable runs for clients who prefer to convert to digital at the earliest possible stage. We run multitrack backups during live recordings to ensure total reliability.

We'd be delighted to discuss your requirements: