here is a recording of my dual pickup/mic system for mandolin. Played here on my F style mandolin with information on how it was recorded and the time location of what you are listening to.
3 Mandolin Channels:
1)On-board Mandolin mic
2)On-board Mandolin PU
3)Room mic (AES R84 ribbon mic placed approx 18”
in front of mandolin)
First half of first A section (1A1):00:00-00:24
Room mic (AES R84) only.
Second half of first A section (1A1):00:24-00:41
Mandolin on-board mic only.
First half of second A section (1A2):00:41-00:57
Mandolin on-board PU only.
Second half of second A section (1A2) thru first half of 2A1:00:57-01:35 Mandolin on-board mic & on-board PU only.
Second half of 2A1 thru to the end:01:35-02:36
All three sources together, On-board mic, PU and Room mic.
About the recording:
The session was recorded using Pro Tools HD Native v. 12.8.2
@ 96 KHz-24 bits at the Watershed Arts studio in Ithaca NY. The 2-track master was then sample-rate-reduced and dithered down to a CD-quality WAV file @ 44.1KHZ-16 bits. The mandolin on-board Mic & PU passed through a Grace Design ‘Felix’ 2-channel blending preamp then into 2 channels of a UA 4-710d preamp. The AES R84 was recorded through an AEA RPQ 500 preamp.Guitar, electric bass, percussion, recording and mastering by Doug Robinson,www.watershed-arts.com/dougrobinson.html .