Microphones, recorders…

Good microphones are very important, they are ‘the tools of the trade’. Lekdijk Recording owns B&K 4006 microphones, several other mikes by DPA, Neumann, AKG, Milab, Sony, Sennheiser, Crown, Philips and Beyer, all in all about thirty.

When you record acoustic music, you usually use the best microphone you have, whereas in recordings of pop music you will use a certain mike for it’s specific sound. For example I can use a Shure SM57 on the snaredrum, a Sennheiser MD421 for toms, a dynamic microphone for electric guitar, not because they are the best microphones around, but because we like the result on a recording. For the so called AB technique in classical music I preferably use two B&K 4006 microphones.

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Then the microphone pre-amps, a Mackie Onyx 800R and a Focusrite Octopre LE.


Focusrite Octopre LE GRI

Mobile harddisc systems from Digidesign, the Digi 002 and Digi 003, are used for the recording, with these I can record up to 18 tracks simultaneously. The most recent acquirement is an RME UFX, a thiry channel audio interface.


Digi 003+

From four tracks to thirty, quite a change!

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On the left the modified Sony C38A in action , on the right a pair of BK4006 microphones.

BK4006 op locatie

Sony C38As click

or this one