I am investigating possibilities to record some \'custom samples\' and I think it would be easier to get access to a church than a concert hall, since I have no immediate connections to a hall. Also, a church could sound really good. I have a few questions though that I hope you can help me with
1: When looking for a church, I plan to take my little metal flute, in lack of a trumpet, and see how it sounds to get an idea of the acoustics - I don\'t want a lot of high freq content in the reverb, ideally - does this sound like a good way to investigate the sound of the room?
2: Equipment! What would I need for recording a solo trumpet - I want an ambient sound (of course) - ideally, a sound like that of the JFK recording with Tim Morrison. I will be doing p/mp/mf \'warm\' articulations as well as more ff(f) sustains+staccs. Should I record this in stereo or mono - with one stereo-mic or two mono? And what mic\'s? I know some people who have studios and I\'ll find out if they have any appropriate mic\'s - I guess I am looking for omni-directional ones right? In an AB setup (if stereo). Preamp: I will have to borrow or rent this - so what should I go for? I will be going from the preamp into a PC equipped with RME Multiface, balanced TRS I/O.
I don\'t know about the recording distance, but my guess would be 5-10 metres since this is solo I don\'t think I can go much further. I\'ll try and use my ears.
Any advice would be very appreciated!