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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.
The Audio Recording Techniques course is designed for beginner to intermediate recording engineers and producers. Most of the movies here cover mic placement techniques, from simple one mic methods to more elaborate multiple mic setups on a wide variety of electric and acoustic instruments. If you have different mics than the ones we're using here, all the techniques discussed will still apply. A small percentage of the movies are based around Pro Tools, that's a digital audio workstation that we used to record the audio from the mics in the studio. If you want to work with these files, you do need a certain level of proficiency with Pro Tools.
Checkout the Pro Tools Essential Training course in the lynda.com online training library, if you'd like to refresh your skills. That said, the principles and techniques covered while using Pro Tools are applicable with working with any recording system. Premium Members of lynda.com will also have access to the RAW WAVE files of each and every listening example presented throughout the course. You can import these files into your DAW of choice and review the audio examples on your own studio monitors in full 24-bit resolution. A good companion to this course material is my Audio Recording Basic Training book published by Alfred Music Publishing.
So other then having a basic understanding of Pro Tools or any other DAW, the only prerequisites for this course are a passion for music and a desire to take your recording skills to a new level.
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