DPA Microphone University presents: How to Mic a Saxophone
This video demonstrates how to mic up a saxophone to get the clear, natural sound of the instrument to shine through. The demonstration uses various different DPA mics: the d:vote™ 4099S (Sax) Instrument mic, the d:dicate™ 4011ES Recording Mic with GSM4000 gooseneck mount, the d:screet™ 4061 Omni with GM1600 gooseneck mount, the d:dicate™ 2006ES with GSM4000, and the d:dicate™ 4006ES with GSM4000.
Start off placing the mic in the space between the keys and the bell. This position is always a good starting point as it gives a natural and balanced sound.