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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.
While the single mic technique might get a nice even sound, sometimes there's just not enough body to it. The solution is to add a second microphone, and that's what we'll look at in this video. If the single mic technique outlined in the previous movie isn't capturing enough body of the guitar, the thing to do is add a second mic aimed at the body itself. Place the mic about 6 inches below the bridge taking care not to get in the way of the guitar player's arm if he is strumming. (music playing) Once again, if you want more of the room, move the mic back a foot or so, place the mic where it has the best balance of direct and ambient sound. (music playing) Add the mic into the mix with the Neck mic until you get the best combination of body and definition.
(music playing) So that's how to be beef up the sound of the acoustic guitar by using a second mic. Place it just blow the bridge pointed at the body of the guitar, move it back if you want more room ambience then, add it to the Neck Microphone until you get the right combination of body and definition for the track. (music playing)
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