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Basic Recording Techniques: Strings

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 our basic recording techniques video series, here are some tips to take the mystery out of recording bowed string instruments.

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Basic Recording Techniques: Capturing the Mighty Mandolin

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 also shown up in many popular recordings of today.

As part of our basic recording techniques video series, here are some tips to capture the distinctive sound of the mandolin.

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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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