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Sådan optager man banjo

As is the case with all acoustic instruments, recording a banjo is always a compromise between getting the full timbre of the instrument and isolation from other instruments or unwanted reverberation.

Omnidirectional mics
If there are good acoustics and no other disturbing sound sources, one or two precise and highly detailed omni mics would be ideal.

DPA 4041s or 4006As will ensure that you do not lose any vital information. Try aiming an omni at the sweet spot, which is often where the neck meets the body: this position will give you a good blend of strings, fingers, and the resonating head that is essential to a banjo. Also try placing two omnis at 30 – 40 cm (12 – 16 in) distance to create a nice stereo image.

Cardioid mics
If more isolation is needed, one or two cardioids or wide cardioids is a good solution. Use either 4011A d:dicate cardioids or 4015A d:dicate wide cardioids. Two cardioids can be placed in XY configuration at the sweet spot.

Miniature omni mics
Miniature omnis like the DPA IMK4061 instrument mic kit offer a wide variety of placement possibilities and many live situations will benefit from close-miking with a DPA miniature, especially if the monitor level is not too high.

Miniature cardioid mics
Offering lots of gain before feedback while retaining the clear and transparent DPA signature sound, the miniature supercardioid d:vote™ 4099V is the perfect choice for all live applications.

DPA Microphones 4099V supercardioid instrument clip mic on banjo - excellent PA live mic
DPA Microphones d:vote 4099V Clip Microphone on banjo