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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.
One of the most useful and overlooked equalization parameters is the high pass filter. This can clean up the sound and decrease any low-frequency noise. Here is how to set it up. High pass filter can be another parameter on an equalizer, or it can be a stand-alone, plug-in, or device. The high pass filter does just what it says. It allows high-frequencies to pass and cuts off low-frequencies. Low-frequencies of many instruments sometimes just clash with each other, and in the end don't have much of the sound anyway. That's why if you roll-off the low frequencies below 100 hertz in most instruments, the mix begins to cleanup almost magically.
That doesn't necessarily apply to the kick and bass though. Usually, there is not much that's useful under 40 hertz for anything but the bass and drums and by adding a high pass filter it's surprising how it will clean up the sound. For instance, by rolling off the low frequencies of a vocal mic, you can eliminate the rumble of trucks and machinery that you can't physically hear because they are so low, yet they can muddy up a mix. The high pass filter can be found on mic preamps, consoles, and even on the mics themselves.
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