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.
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 most common approaches to properly capture the small ensemble.
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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 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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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 some tips to capture the full picture of any brass instrument.
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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 put the right mic in the right spot for your banjo.
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 series, we review three techniques to capture the perfect piano sound.
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.