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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 experienced studio players can cut a great track without a guide or scratch vocal almost every player will prefer to have one to play against when tracking. In this video, I'll show you some of the tricks associated with scratch vocals. The scratch vocal not only access a queue for a certain sections of the song but adds to the groove and feel that helps the musicians perform at their best when tracking. One of the other advantages is that the lead singer can also give directions and reminders to the players as the song progresses. (music playing) There are no particular rules for a scratch vocal, some vocalist don't mind being in vocal booth while performing a scratch vocal but almost all vocalist want to able to see all the players during a song, as they dislike feeling disconnected from the rest of the band.
(music playing) Don't take a scratch vocal lightly and believe that it will be redone at a later time under better conditions because sometimes a little bit of magic happens that can't be recaptured later. Treat this vocal seriously because you never know when you might catch lightning in a bottle. (music playing)
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