Provide references! For engineers and producers it’s important to know the artist’s vision and to deliver recordings that suits their taste. For an artist it’s crucial to communicate your vision to the engineer or producer so you’re on the same page throughout a project. I like to have 3-5 references of specific albums at the start of a new project.
Otherwise your polka band might end up sounding like a punk band. Happy recording! #recording
This is a great way to fill out an acoustic instrument as well as make a stereo image without doubling up multiple takes. Plug the instrument into an amp, mic it up and also mic the instrument. Make sure the signals are in phase before you start tracking keepers. I have used this technique with mandolin, acoustic guitar, ganjo, and seen here, ukulele. Happy recording!
Congratulations to the Last Lap for the successful launch of their webcast featuring local racing news! It was a blast recording engine noises and theme music for their project.
Experiment with distance. In a small home studio space, it can be difficult to get depth in your recordings. Try putting a large diaphragm condenser microphone in a neighboring room, down the hall, etc. The louder the source, the farther you can put the mic to add another texture. I have used this technique to get bigger drum sounds in a very small room.
Had a nice meeting with @getintheark today to talk about their upcoming session. I am looking forward to having them at the studio in a couple of weeks.
This is my first attempt at a time lapse video with the Go Pro. The audio will give you an idea of what it sounded like. #drums #gopro