Drum Miking Techniques: The Essential Guide

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Drums provide the backbone of any song and can make or break your mix. Utilizing proper miking techniques in the studio is key to ensuring your sound is on point. Miking your kit is an involved and often complicated process.… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Strings

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For centuries, bowed string instruments have played an important role in music from all around the world. These instruments are known for their complex and expressive sound, which can be challenging to capture in the recording studio. As part of… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: The Small Ensemble

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There are a multitude of stereo miking techniques that can be used when recording small musical ensembles. Capturing an authentic sound is paramount. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, we are going to demonstrate three of the… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Mighty Mandolin

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The mandolin is small but mighty and its powerful sound has made it a mainstay in popular music for generations. This member of the lute family plays an important role in the traditional music of Scotland and England, and has… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Saxes

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From the orchestra to intimate jazz clubs, the saxophone family of woodwind instruments can be found in a variety of musical setting. Saxes come in many sizes, each producing a distinct sound. Naturally, these will each require unique techniques for… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Tips for Recording with Brass Instruments

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With all the sound emanating from one spot, miking brass instruments may seem pretty simple and straightforward, but brass instruments are capable of both tremendous range and tremendous dynamics. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, here are… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Mic Positioning for Recording with a Banjo

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The modern 5-string banjo may be thought of as quintessentially American, but the origins of the banjo can be traced back centuries through Europe to Africa. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, here are some tips to… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Perfect Piano Sound

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With over 7,000 parts the piano is quite possibly the most mechanically and sonically complex acoustic instrument. With seemingly endless ways to mic a piano for recording, the project might seem overwhelming. As part of our basic recording techniques video… Continue Reading