The truthful detail and extended low-end inherent to the N8 make it an outstanding tool for capturing the comprehensive sound of group vocals. Its far-field design lends well to recording sources from as far as 20 feet away while still retaining low-end response. Effectively positioning the N8 in a room simply requires exploring the space and actively listening for the most balanced sound.
How To Record Group Vocals With the N8
Audio Samples and Techniques Using the AEA N8
If you have a cavernous sounding room, a stairwell, or even a small yet nice sounding room, the N8 will shine and truly capture the depth of the space. When arranged 6 to 10 feet from the source, the N8 creates a massive, detailed room image without the need for any support microphones.
The effectiveness of the N8 is magnified when two of the mics are arranged in stereo Blumlein configuration. An exceedingly popular array in orchestral and scoring applications, N8s in stereo Blumlein produce a balanced and comprehensive image of all instruments in the room. The NUVO Stereo Kit is an all-inclusive package that makes stereo recording quick and painless. Change the position of the N8 array relative to the source to affect the balance of direct and indirect sound until the desired results are achieved.