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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.
Many drummers need to feel the tension that the front head provides in order to play well. If that's the case, you can still get a great drum sound as evidenced by the giant drum sounds that John Bonham got in all of those late Zeppelin records. Here's how to do it. Place the mic on a short stand 4 to 6 inches away from the head, halfway up the drum and slightly off-center. (music playing) If you want more low-end, move the mic about 6 inches further back from the head.
(music playing) If you want more definition, aim the mic more towards where the beater is hitting. Be aware that when you place the mic this closely to the head, it may pick up some unwanted overtones. Place it where you have the best combination of low-end and definition. (music playing) That's how you get the sound of a kick drum with the front head. Place the mic in a short stand 4 to 6 inches away from the head, halfway up, and slightly off-center, and move it up and down and backwards and forwards a bit, until the sound is just right for the song.
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