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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.
Usually only a single background vocal track is not enough. So you want to either double them or add additional harmony parts. Layering additional background tracks can create a lot more depth and realism if you use this trick. After the first background vocal is recorded, have each of the vocalist take one step backwards away from the mic. Have them sing the part, but adjust the level so the meter reads the same as the previous vocal recording. (music playing) Pan each background track left and right. For for each additional part, have the vocalist take another step backwards and readjust the volume so it's about the same as the first track.
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