window wrote: ↑
23 Jan 2019, 7:06 pm
Awesome comeback post
Big Ears I am not, though if he's lurking I'd be really interested in how he's negotiated that obstacle himself. I have a similar desire to record in abandoned places, basically 'what happens if I play a bunch of different instruments in different positions in a large abandoned space (hall/warehouse,) and try to recreate the stereo image as though the listener were hearing a band of Tøns playing black metal live in a factory?'
Personally I'd be wary of running a gennie in an enclosed space
A generator isn't exactly a stealth item either; it'd be pretty bloody hard to hide one and record without fear unless you picked your spot very carefully.
What kind of music are we talking here? What kinda microphones? How many channels?
If you're super keen or flush with cash, a couple of car batteries through an inverter/charge controller setup (also solar panels to charge 'em?) could well work if you want to run a mixer or laptop setup with a powered audio interface. I have no first hand experience with that method admittedly so I have no idea how much recording time you'd get out of just a couple of batteries.
If you have a laptop with decent battery life there are many 2-channel in/out audio interfaces available on the cheap. You could plug in a couple of fancy mics and record straight to your computer for editing later.
Last but not least, if you just want a half-decent to decent stereo recording, definitely look into handheld field recorders. I went halves on a Roland Edirol recorder with a friend about 7 years ago, it was second hand, has been through hell and back and still works, sounds INCREDIBLE once we learned how to get a good signal into it and the mics are decent and quiet enough that you can record individual takes and layer them later to great effect.