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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.
If you've watched all the movies in this course up to this point, you've probably realized how important the room is when recording and how we always want to find the best place in the room to record each instrument. Horns are no different, but you have to use a different approach to find that one best place as you'll see in this movie. Many rooms are not well suited for horn recording, in a relatively dead room that has carpeting on the floor or soft walls or ceilings, the sound of the room always seems to be at the same level, regardless of how loud or soft the horns play. As a result, they feel like they have to work harder.
One way to overcome this is to move the players a few steps closer to the wall or glass. That way they can get some reflections and therefore hear themselves better and won't over blow. One of the interesting things about all horn players is that when they warm they inevitably find the spot in the room where the horn sounds best to them. Try placing the player and the mic there first. Since they are already comfortable there and will play better because the room reflections seem natural. The room is more important to a horn player, than for most other instruments. Try to take advantage of the reflective part of the room to make sure they can hear themselves so they don't over blow. (music playing)
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