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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.
Recording a resonator guitar is a little different than your standard steel or nylon-stringed instrument because of the basic construction of the instrument. In this video, I'll show you now to mike it up so your recording sounds great. The sound of a resonator comes from not only the middle cone and bridge, but also from the body cavity and any sound holes on the top. The very nature of a resonator is to provide additional volume and a bright metallic sound that cuts through other instrument. The true sound of a resonator is often best captured with at least two microphones. But a single mic can still get you that classis sound.
When using a single microphone, place it 6 inches or more from the cone, pointing at the bridge. (music playing) Just how bright you want the guitar to sound will determine exactly where the mic faces. For a slightly more open, roomy sound, move the mic back a few inches where the instrument tends to breathe a little better. (music playing) If you have a second mic, place it on one of the guitars sound holes which provide a warmer tone.
By blending in the bright metallic cone bridge mic with the body mic, you'll get a much fuller tone. (music playing)
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