Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Recording Marching Band Sound ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Recording Marching Band Sound
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: drtrmiller-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Sep 2006 20:32 PDT
Expires: 23 Sep 2006 21:05 PDT
Question ID: 767914
What would be the best solution to capture the sound of a high school
marching band on the field at a live performance?  The band is large
and spread out all over the football field.

The primary attribute one would need to consider is that the sound is
very dispersed, but it all comes from less than 180 degrees in front
of where the microphone would be located.

I'm looking for an ideal microphone type, best suited for that job.

Also, where would be an ideal location to place the mics?  High, low,
middle, far from the band, close to the band?

Also, would I need more than 2?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Recording Marching Band Sound
From: livioflores-ga on 23 Sep 2006 20:37 PDT
From my own experience the best place is in the middle of the band (inside  it).

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy