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Specialist Polar Patterns: Hypercardioid and Subcardioid

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?
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Recording Drums Part 5 – Phase Cancellation

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.
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Recording and Mixing Electric Guitars

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.
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Recording & Mixing Bass Guitar

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.
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How to Record and Mix Vocals

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.