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Discover the industry secrets to recording crisp, rich instrument tracks and vocals in any type of recording environment. Join renowned audio engineer Bobby Owsinski as he walks through the process of miking and tracking a complete song by Underground Sun recording artist Iyeoka and A-list session musicians in a top-of-the-line studio—in a way that is applicable to any recording space and musical genre. Learn how to select the correct microphone and polar pattern for each instrument, with hundreds of revealing listening examples for drums, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, keyboards, and more. These professional techniques offer critical insights for those just getting started in the recording process, and a trustworthy reference guide for more seasoned engineers. Bobby also demonstrates how to monitor and sculpt EQ settings, why and when to process your input signal, and how to choose the right outboard gear for the track. This course employs 360-degree, 3D visualizations that provide an unprecedented perspective of the equipment, players, and microphone placements discussed. Plus, with the raw audio files provided, you can critically listen to every recorded example at home with your DAW of choice at full 24-bit resolution.
When it comes to placing the bass player in the room, our line of thinking has to change a bit from before. Since we're now thinking about player interaction as much as the sound. In this video I'm going to show you some possibilities to think about when it comes to placing the bass player in the room. For the rhythm section, the line of sight means everything. After all, for the bass player and drummer to really play together they have to be able to see each other in order to play off of each other's nuances. Regardless if whether the bass player is playing electric or acoustic, going direct with an amp, being set as close to the drummer is possible is important for a great performance.
If a bass amplifier is being used, it's usually placed as far away from any open mics as possible to keep the leakage down. That can mean in a closet or another room. Wherever it's placed, be sure to keep it out of a corner, and away from the wall if possible. Since this can cause some frequencies to boom and others cancel out which is called bass loading.
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