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Hollywood Strings Default Mic Positions

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by jneebz, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. jneebz

    jneebz Senior Member

    Sep 28, 2013
    Portland OR, USA
    Hello - I'm building a new orchestral template with Hollywood Orchestra Diamond and am noticing some patches use the "Main" mics as a default and others default to the "Mid" mics.

    I may be over-thinking this, but is it recommended to use the default patch mics (maybe the producers/programmers were intentional about optimizing the specific patch sound this way?) Or since I'm using mostly the "Main" mics, should I change the "Mid" patches to "Main" for room consistency?

    Hope that makes sense...thanks in advance.
  2. T.j.

    T.j. Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2017
    If anything you're under-thinking it;
    Seriously, which ensemble has players walk around the room for different articulation? That's some post-modern 'performance' music.
    Hollywood orchestra sounds great but it's notoriously inconsistent out-of-the-box;
    So set the mics the same, then balance the volume of the articulations within each instrument to the best of your abilities and then balance it to the rest of your template.
    Save the patches/template so you only have to do this once...

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