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Mobile Recording with MOTIV

The best recording studio might be one that you can fit in your pocket. Here’s a look at everything you can do with digital recording solutions designed for your favorite mobile devices.
Five Essential Mobile Recording Rules
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Five Essential Mobile Recording Rules

Sometimes the recording studio is a rig that fits into the backpacks of two tourists bound for Europe. In this post, mobile recording engineer Adam Lansky offers tips for recording success anywhere: on the road, in the moment, and across the pond.
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Recording Sound Elements for Video

Dean Miles targets the one-person-camera operator and explains the importance of recording sound elements to create a soundscape that complements the visual imagery of your project.
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Choosing a Saxophone Microphone for Recording and Live Sound

In this post, we’re going to turn the spotlight on an essential instrument in the horn section: the saxophone. To help us do it, we’ve turned to a trio of pros: ADAM HILL from Memphis’s legendary Ardent Studios (where everyone from Big Star to the Staples Singers and Isaac Hayes has recorded), FOH Engineer FRANK […]
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Microphone Choice and Placement Secrets for Recording

Contributor:  Bobby Owsinski While you often see microphone techniques discussed for specific applications, another approach is to learn some general principles that you can apply to any situation. Before we can get into that though, we have to choose the proper mic first. Lynda.com’s Bobby Owsinski, author of the site’s online video series Audio Recording […]
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Computer Recording Fundamentals

It wasn’t that long ago – maybe 15 or 20 years at most –when a quality studio incorporating all of the technologies that have revolutionized recorded music over the decades would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. But now, anyone can produce a good quality recording on a simple home computer with a few […]
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Recording Better Audio for Video

Not that long ago, DIY videos were pretty much the domain of proud parents capturing the highlights of a family vacation or birthday party.   Technology and social media changed all that and today, over 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every day. Let’s say you’re ready to join the revolution. You already have […]
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Six Keys to Better Audio for Home Recording and Podcasting

The Foo Fighters first album. Stand-up Mark Maron’s twice-weekly WTF podcast. What they have in common is technology that makes it possible for artists to launch their careers by creating professional recordings in a bedroom, basement, garage or hotel room. They did it and so can you. Whether your sights are set on going platinum […]
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Making an Independent Recording, Part 2

Getting the sound you’re after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points – instrument by instrument.