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SonoCrafters utilizes pro grade equipment throughout its recording setups. This page describes the key components

Large-ensemble Capture

For large ensembles, we utilize the Behringer X32 system that has quickly become the an industry standard among live sound production companies. This all-digital system includes 32-high-quality MIDAS preamps that have a very low noise floor and are quite transparent acoustically. In our experience, this technology provides near-studio quality that is more than adequate for live recording.  For projects that require 16 or fewer recording tracks, we often use the Behringer X-Air XR32, which is a much more compact setup that provides all of the quality and capability of the X32 without requiring a separate mixing console on-site. This allows for a more unobtrusive operation, ideal for formal affairs such as weddings or other formal occasions.

We do all digital capture to a custom-built notebook computer using Waves TracksLive software. This is an extremely robust capture system. By design, our workflow eliminates complex DAW technology in the live capture environment in order to achieve the most reliable process possible.

Smaller Recording Projects

SonoCrafters is happy to undertake smaller live recording projects, and field recording projects that are not part of a live performance. For these settings we typically use a very portable all-digital system such as the 8-channel Zoom R24 or the 6-channel Zoom H6 Handy Recorder.

Microphones

We have an extensive microphone selection. We primarily use microphones from Shure, Sennheiser, Rode, MXL, and Audix.