Written by Marc Henshall on May 20, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
Mic directionality can be classified in three distinct types: omnidirectional, unidirectional, and bi-directional. Within these categories, there are a number of different directional patterns known as polar-patterns; the most commonly known types are cardioid and supercardioid. For a large number of common applications, these will get you pretty far – but what if your requirements are a little more specific?
Written by Marc Henshall on May 14, 2015 under Studio
Part six in our series about how to record drums. To finish our drum recording tuition, Jay walks trough the process of bringing an entire kit together.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 12, 2015 under Studio
In any recording where multiple microphones are used to capture a single sound source, the phase relationship between each microphone is critical. This post looks at this important factors in bringing a drum kit recording together.
Written by Marc Henshall on May 8, 2015 under Studio
Part 4 of our drum recording series focuses on compression. Compression is the most misunderstood, but also incredibly powerful tools at our disposal.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 22, 2015 under Studio
The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. When it comes to studio recording, the very things that make the electric guitar so versatile are also some of the aspects that make it a challenging instrument to record.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 31, 2015 under Studio
A full drum kit can be one the most difficult instruments to record successfully. Don’t let this discourage you, though, as your efforts will reward you with far more individual character than is possible with software or drum machine alternatives.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 6, 2015 under LiveMicrophonesStudio
It is important to understand a few basics that will aid in your selection and operation of the right mic for your application. The following article will cover what you need to know.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 23, 2015 under Studio
Bass is the backbone of your music, and in many cases the whole metaphorical house would collapse without it. Your bass should work with the rest of the band to provide a punchy and tight solid backbone to your music. In this article, we’ll get you up with bass tips for recording & mixing.
Written by Marc Henshall on February 6, 2015 under Studio
There is no substitute for the human voice. In this post, we’ll cover the fundamental techniques required to get professional sounding vocals from day one.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 26, 2015 under Studio
In this article, we’ll show you how to get the best sound possible from your instrument and provide you with a few tips for mixing within the context of your recording.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 26, 2014 under Studio
Recording vocals in a room with less than ideal acoustics can be tricky. But it is still possible to get great results in a lively space; you just might need to consider dropping the condenser mic from your arsenal.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 24, 2014 under Studio
Referencing your mix on studio quality headphones remains essential to creating a polished professional track. To help you make a more informed decision about which set of headphones is best for you, we have prepared a list of elements to consider.
Written by Marc Henshall on June 9, 2014 under Studio
This is part 2 of our 10 recording tips for electric guitar players, where we provide tips to help you get the best possible results from the start.
Written by Marc Henshall on June 2, 2014 under Studio
Professional recordings can be achieved at home or in a small project studio for a relatively modest budget; you just need to get the basics right and the rest becomes much easier.
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