Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Mike a Marching Band?

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Mike a Marching Band?

Question: How do I mike a marching band? Answer: It’s that time of year again when high school band directors really start kicking it into gear, getting everything ready for the upcoming marching band season. They should have already selected… 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

3 Basic Techniques for Recording Electric Bass

Recording Electric Bass

The foundation for any mix is a solid bass. So it’s important to capture all of the instrument’s tone and punch while recording. But what’s the best way to go about this when working with electric bass? While you’ll certainly… 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