Join Bill Gibson for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of monitors, part of Microphone Techniques: Essentials.
- [Instructor] Whether you're in a commercial … or home studio, it's imperative that you're able to hear … the sounds you're recording with precision and accuracy. … Almost all home studios … should be using near-field reference monitors. … These monitors are typically self powered and small … with a six or eight inch woofer and a high frequency driver. … They're designed to have a minimal interaction … with the control room, the space where you mix … because the more active the speakers are in the room, … the more influence the room has … on what you hear at the mix position. … Here's the hottest tip I can give you … about building great mixes. … If you don't have a control room … that's been acoustically treated … and set up by a trained professional acoustician, … use near-field reference monitors, … and listen to your mixes at a very low level. … That minimizes the rooms negative impact … on the sound you're hearing. … Turn it up once in awhile … just to see what it sounds like louder …
- Wireless mics
- Handling noise
- Operating principles
- Shaping the pickup pattern
- Operating condenser
- Using high-pass filters
- Evaluating mics and mic specs
Skill Level Beginner
Video Production: Location Audio Recordingwith Anthony Q. Artis1h 23m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Microphone Fundamentals
2. Operating Principles
3. Understanding Mic Specs
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