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

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

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

4 Basic Recording Techniques for Hand Percussion Instruments

Hand percussion can provide just the accent you need to fill out and drive your song. It provides spice and momentum. In many of the greatest rock songs, a good piece of hand percussion provides the perfect addition (look no… Continue Reading