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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.
drum style percussion like congas and bongos are fairly easy to record if you know the trick. In this video, I'll show you the way to do it. See the movie on drum Tuning and use the same technique. It's also important to have a good sounding room at the hard floor for the best sound. While dynamic mics are sometime used, condenser mics are preferred because of their quick reaction time in order to capture the transients of the instrument. If you're using a mic for each drum, place each about 6 to 12 inches away aimed at the middle of the head, just like with toms on the drum kit.
For two drums like bongos or congas, place the mic between the drums but aim it slightly towards the drums that tuned higher. (music playing) Now replace the mic you're using with the another directional mic, but this time use a dynamic. Notice how it's just a little bit duller sound may because it can't track the transients very well. (music playing) Now replace the directional mic with one that has omni-directional pattern. Listen to how it now sounds.
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