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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.
Like the three mic technique, there are a few different ways that we can set up four mics on a drum kit. Let's take a look. If you're looking to get a jazz or classic type of sound, you may find that you will like this four mic technique a lot. In fact, may even want to experiment using this setup for other styles of music. It will open up the sound of your drum kit and give you a more live feel on your recording. In this setup, you'll place the overheads above the cymbals at the edge of the kit then add a snare mic.
(music playing) So that's one way to do it. Here's another way. In this technique the kick and snare mics stay the same, but the overhead mics are placed with 120-degree angle, known as an ORTF configuration as we discussed previously. Place them about 6 feet above the kit directly in the middle.
(music playing) To sum things up, a four mic technique on the drums can give a very open and live feel on your recording, with just enough control during mixing, to make it easy to blend with the rest of the instruments.
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