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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.
If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com online training library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Throughout the course, you'll hear and see us recording most of the musical sources that you'll commonly run into. Everything was recorded in Pro Tools at a resolution of 48 kHz and 24-bits. I've made all the RAW audio WAV files available to you as Exercise File downloads organized by Chapter. You don't have to be a Pro Tools user to take advantage of these files just download and unzip the files for the chapters you're interested in and import the audio files into your digital audio workstation of choice.
This will allow you to listen to them at full quality on your own speakers or headphones and make your own comparisons and determinations. Within each chapter's folder you'll find folders named after the corresponding movie. The WAV files inside are all named after the movie itself in the microphone type or placement used in the example. For the full recording session of the song Simply Falling, I've included the RAW WAV files for you to import and work with on your own, and for Pro Tools users, I've also included the full mix session for you to see what I've done and follow along during the mixing chapter.
If you're a monthly member or annual member of the lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files, but the techniques I'll be showing you in this course will prepare you for any future recording you might do. If you're interested in becoming a Premium Member of lynda.com, there is more information on the website.
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