Archive for the ‘Recording’ Category

Recording tips – Didgeridoo

Posted: July 6, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, studio
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Let no-one say that Australian microphone manufacturer Rode aren’t thorough! Tucked away in their useful support section is this little gem.

http://en.rode.com/faq/whats-the-best-way-to-record-a-didgeridoo

What’s the best way to record a Didgeridoo?

The most recommended setup is to use a large diaphragm mic (e.g. NT-2000, NTK or K2) placed low and off to one side of the end of the digeridoo. Combine it with a second, smaller mic (e.g. NT3, NT5 or NT55) about a third of the way up from the bottom to capture tapping and vocal tricks.

The department does have a didgeridoo. Y12s, you know what to do….

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How to remake a classic vinyl album

Posted: June 16, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in hardware, Recording
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Great bit from the guardian about the process of re-pressing a classic album.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2016/jun/15/how-to-remake-a-blue-note-jazz-album-in-pictures-vinyl-music-matters

A box containing the original master tapes of various artists on Blue Note Records at Cohearent.

2nd Gen Focusrite Scarlett Interfaces

Posted: June 13, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in hardware, Recording, studio
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Focusrite have announced the release of their second generation interfaces, the most popular brand in the world. Many past and present students have used these interfaces, and have rated them highly. The new generation also features some of the lowest latency ever measured at 2.74ms, promising a responsive recording experience.

http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=19557

Creative EQ for drums

Posted: June 8, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, Techniques, theory
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Getting the drums to sound right can be challenging. AS and A2 students will find this article and the accompanying video very useful.

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/6-ways-eq-can-improve-your-electronic-beats-637806

Radiohead – Burn the Witch

Posted: May 12, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, Songs
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Ever the masters of the sonic palette, Radiohead have released some incredible tracks this year including today’s featured track, Burn the Witch. A really interesting production including semi-spiccato strings, classic Thom Yorke reverb soaked vocals, and lo-fi drums. (Bonus points for the super disturbing Trumpton-esque video!)

Very useful article and video tutorial for all current AS and A2 students, especially at this crucial stage in the year!

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/guitars/how-to-record-your-band-part-9-the-final-mix-636489

As if you needed any more convincing that Dave Grohl is one of the most talented guitarists/singers/general human beings out there, here is a helpful article he has penned on how to make the most of your rehearsal space through soundproofing. We tip our hats to you, Mr Grohl.

http://foofighters.com/soundproofing

3B recording articles

Posted: February 26, 2016 by CSGSMrCarruthers in Recording, studio
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Y13s, please see the below links for live jazz mixing techniques. I would read them critically – lots of good tips but make your own judgments about the sort of mix you are going for.

Mike Senior Mix Rescue: Jazz Trio

Mike Senior Mix Rescue: Jazz Band On Location

 

Another excellent article from the Studiospares blog on different types of microphone, and the differences between a published frequency response chart and the actual performance of the mic. Useful for both AS and A2 students.

http://proaudioblog.co.uk/2014/08/microphones-frequency-response/

Behringer-Measurement-Mic-02

 

How to get that perfect vocal

Posted: December 7, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Articles, Recording, studio
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There are many approaches to vocal recording. Do you go for an emotional, continuous take, or splice multiple recordings together into a pitch perfect sequence? This article from Bobby Owsinski delves into the latter method, using the multiple takes feature of your DAW for maximum accuracy.

http://www.uaudio.com/blog/studio-basics-vocal-comping/