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Basic Recording Techniques: Saxes

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 recording. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, we’ve laid out everything you need to know to record the most common saxophones.

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Audio-Technica System 10 Stompbox:The Presenter’s Wireless

Wireless microphones are excellent tools for public speaking; handheld, clip-on and head-worn microphones all have benefits depending on the venue. Unfortunately, one of the more useful mic features – the mute switch – has always added complexity to wireless systems, especially if the audio system does not have an active sound operator at the mixer. When using a clip-on or head-worn microphone the mute switch is located on the body-pack transmitter that is usually worn near the user’s waist. This switch can pose a problem if the user has the transmitter covered with clothing or vestments. What is more, the visual indication of the mute status is often not easy to see regardless of whether the transmitter is covered or not.

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Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Spirit of the Organ

The tonewheel organ cemented its place in history as one of the earliest electric instruments. The organ, along with the rotary speaker cabinet, has found its way into nearly every musical genre, from relaxed jazz to stereo thumping rock and roll.

A truly versatile instrument, the organ can adapt to any style and we have some tips to help you capture the organ’s unique tone and spirit.

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