For this album, we recorded a string quintet in the current traditional fashion.
Vln 1,2,3 Vla, Vcl
We had close mics on all the instruments and a Royer Ribbon room mic.
We did 3 passes on all the pieces, which included some variations in parts.
Instant 15 piece string section.
Now, in the mix I use a different seating or panning scheme to create a lush sound.
Strings 1,2,3 move around, Viola up the Middle and Cello leans left also.
Colors always help me visualize sound, and this is one I needed to map out instead of looking at a Pro Tools Mix Window.
We tried 3 color variations, and this was the fullest sounding.
Master String Triple Panning
Creation Audio, Minneapolis
Strings arranged and conducted by Adi Yeshaya
Adam Krinsky, Bellows Studio - Mix