Drum Miking Techniques: The Essential Guide

drum recording techniques

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

A Look at our 40 Series Microphones

Award-winning producers, engineers and musicians everywhere have come to rely on Audio-Technica’s 40 Series studio microphones for their superior, dependable performance. They turn to these mics again and again for a sonic consistency that’s hard to find elsewhere. Each of… Continue Reading

3 Tips for Recording Group Vocals with a Single Mic

Recording Group Vocals with a Single Mic

Using a single mic to record a group of vocalists allows the singers to control their blend and balance more naturally than if they were recorded individually. The result can be a richer, more organic sound. With that in mind,… Continue Reading

How to Record Solo Vocals in 4 Steps

Record Solo Vocals in 4 Steps

The human voice is the most complex, most dynamic instrument you will ever record. Lead vocals are the centerpiece of most tracks, though they may be the most difficult to nail in the recording process. Below, you’ll find everything you… Continue Reading

Lenise Bent on the AT5040 Studio Condenser Microphone

Lenise Bent on the AT5040 Studio Condenser Microphone

The AT5040 condenser mic marks a turning point in condenser design. Its four-diaphragm element provides unparalleled depth, realism and purity of sound. It’s this remarkably high-fidelity performance that’s causing many engineers like Lenise Bent to make the switch to the… 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

3 Basic Single-Mic Recording Techniques For the Electric Guitar

Single-Mic Recording Techniques For the Electric Guitar

The electric guitar revolutionized music in the 1930s and enjoys a permanent residence at the core of popular music. It’s the most definitive component of rock ‘n roll music in history. The electric guitar is the instrument you want to… Continue Reading

3 Steps to Recording Toms with Drum Mics

Toms can be the most difficult drums in your kit to capture successfully. Details like clear tom sound will really ramp up the quality of your drum mix. The finer points can be the crucial difference between a good track… Continue Reading

5 Quick Tips for Miking Your Kick Drum

Miking Your Kick Drum

The foundation of a strong drum sound lies in the kick drum. And since drums are the backbone of your instrumentation, the first step to creating a great song is setting up your kick drum microphones properly. We have a… Continue Reading