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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.
You may not get the same effect if you try this on your own amp, as with all miking techniques, experimentation rules the day. If it sounds good, use it. It's not uncommon for engineers to complain that they can't seem to capture the low end of a Marshall cabinet. It might sound great in the room, but it just never comes across the same when recorded. Fortunately, there's a trick to help capture the big Marshall sound, although it may seem a bit unorthodox. Along with any of the previously mentioned miking methods place a Ribbon mic a couple of inches off one of the rear corners of the cabinet in order to capture the vibrations of the cabinet itself.
Let's hear the cabinet first with you arrest with the SM57. (music playing) Now with the Royer R-121. (music playing) Now we'll switch back to the 57 and slowly add the sound of the Royer to find a good blend between the two. (music playing) Keep in mind that this only works with the original model 1960 Marshall Cabinets because of the wood and construction technique used, but it works really well.
Ribbon mic seem to work best, but you'll still capture a nice low end regardless of the mic you use.
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