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RECORDING TIPS – OPTIMUM MONITORING ENVIRONMENT

OPTIMUM MONITORING ENVIRONMENT Normal construction — parallel walls, sheetrock, 2×4’s, plywood, insulation, hollow floors and doors, etc. — may be robbing you of the clarity and proper sound imaging that you need from your monitor speakers. Try these steps for improving the situation: Locate your monitor speakers one to two feet away from the wall….

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RECORDING TIPS – MIKING TECHNIQUES

MICROPHONE SELECTION AND PLACEMENT Standard techniques for miking snare drums, guitars and vocals are well-documented, but sometimes unusual situations can trip you up in the studio. Here are a couple of tricks: If the drum set you’re miking has six or more toms, individually miking each tom may not produce the clearest sound (due to…

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Recording Tips – Hum and Buzz

This is one of the most evasive and frustrating phenomena ever to invade our workstations. Let’s get rid of it! Use only one A/C “breaker” line for your workspace. No shared appliances (ie: refrigerator, washer/dryer, dishwasher). Do not “daisy-chain” power strips, one after another. Use only one power strip per A/C wall outlet. Positively NO…

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Miking the Kick Drum

You can record a kick drum using two mics and have ultimate control of thickness and punch. Here’s how: Use a mike that has a high SPL (sound pressure level) to mike the inside of the kick, close to the head. Move the mike around to get the best of the “click” of the beater….

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RECORDING STUDIOS IN THE U.S.A.

Because the Recording Connection trains all its students in real recording studios, we naturally have connections with hundreds of great studios across the United States. We pride ourselves on pairing up and coming recording industry professionals with currently working pros.  If you have a recording project in the works or are looking to get your foot…

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