Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Which Audio-Technica Microphones Are Recommended for Live Recording?

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Which Audio-Technica Microphones Are Recommended for Live Recording?

Question: Which Audio-Technica microphones are recommended for live recording? Answer: When a performer walks out onto the stage, capturing that moment and the ensuing performance with a quality audio recording is what it’s all about for the live recordist. But… Continue Reading

Frank Klepacki Blog Series: BP40 In Action

BP40 large-diaphragm dynamic broadcast mic

This is the 20th installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank takes A-T’s BP40 broadcast mic for a test drive. If you missed Frank’s previous post, you can read it here. I had the opportunity to… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: Strings

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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… Continue Reading

Basic Recording Techniques: The Small Ensemble

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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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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: 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

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… Continue Reading