Andrew Bate – Live at Bentham

Wow, what a voice! I first heard Andrew at a festival in Wiltshire this summer. As soon as his set finished I rushed over to wave my card in his face and convince him to make this video.
Still on a mission here to capture the most real and natural sound possible. So I went for my funny vertical XY thing that nobody else seems to do (I’ll explain it if anyone asks) combined with my usual ORTF array picking up the room. Blending in the ORTF is what makes it sound real, the close mics on their own sound kind of mic’d but provide a solid base, then mixing in the ORTF gives it some natural distance. The blue mic set high up didn’t make the mix, I often put up extra mics just in case they sound nice – you never know!