Viewers: in countries Watching now:
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.
Until now, we've talked mostly about miking an instrument in mono, but almost all instruments, especially acoustic instruments in ensembles, can benefit greatly from stereo miking. Let's take a look at exactly what stereo miking is and why we like the sound. First of all, stereo miking is an improvement over mono miking because it provides a sense of the sound field from left to right, a sense of depth or distance between each instrument, a sense of distance from the instrument or an ensemble from the listener, a sense of the acoustic environment's ambiance.
This is accomplished by one of many stereo miking techniques where you use two identical mics in a particular configuration to record an instrument in order to get a larger more realistic sound field. (music playing) You'll find that stereo miking is commonly used when recording drum kits, pianos, string sections, Organ Leslies, and small and large ensembles.
In general, stereo recording can certainly be applied to just about any recording situation.
There are currently no FAQs about Audio Recording Techniques.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.