Archive for Recording

Mic Shootouts for Vocal Recording

When you go shopping for clothes, how often is the very first shirt you find something that looks great, fits you perfectly and matches your shoes? When it comes to recording vocals why should choosing microphones be any different? Every voice, every instrument, and every…

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Moon Professional 3500 MP Samples

I was asked to create some audio examples for the new Moon 3500 MP preamp so that people could hear it for themselves. After reading the reviews of the Moon preamp I had an idea of what it should sound like but I wanted to…

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Moog 500 Series Analog Delay Video

Check out my latest video for Moog Music Inc, showing off not only how great their new 500 Series Analog Delays sound but also a few practical ways to integrate them into any studio. And of course I’ve already added it to the new Video…

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Mike Terry Interview

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Grammy nominated engineer Mike Terry (Foo Fighters, Eagles, Everest, Jessica Simpson) about his time at Sound City Studios. I took the chance to learn a lot more about his early years and what it was like to…

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Phase Alignment Manifesto

I don’t mind admitting it, I love the infinite possibilities of phase relationships. If you are still stuck in the mindset that things are either in-phase or out-of-phase, black or white, then it’s time to wake up and listen closer. There are many shades of…

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Do Cables Really Make a Difference?

Does The Quality Of Cables Actually Effect Your Sound? The short answer is absolutely yes – don’t let anyone on a message board tell you otherwise. Do More Expensive Cables Actually Sound Better? Well…. what exactly is “better”? Sorry for answering a question with another…

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Signal Chains

So Many Choices Everyone loves geeking out with different combinations of gear and finding the coolest/most unique tones for their recordings – new mics, vintage preamps, analog EQs, and high-dollar converters are all capable of making a large impact on the sound of a record……

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My New Custom U87s

A few months ago I ordered a pair of U87 clone PCBs offered by poctop over on GroupDIY. I’ve never tried making a microphone before so I was excited for a new challenge. As with all of my DIY projects, my work on these was sporadic….

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Help Me Beta Test

So in preparation for some upcoming posts, I needed a web-based MP3 player that allows everyone to switch between two similar audio files on-demand. I tried to find something pre-made, but nothing seemed to do exactly what I wanted, so like any good computer geek…

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Recording Drums Lauten Audio Microphones

On August 30th, 2012, Lauten Audio brought Fab Dupont and Ben Lindell from Puremix.net to demonstrate the use of condenser microphones on drum recordings. The excerpts below are the raw tracks from Pro Tools. To continue reading head to http://www.benlindell.com/lauten-audio-sweetwater-sept-30th-2012/

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Simple Suggestions for Being a Better Engineer

I engineer the majority of my own sessions but occasionally I’ll just produce and let someone else engineer. Whenever I’m engineering, I’m constantly striving to be as efficient as I can while capturing the highest quality sound possible. I always hope that when I’m working…

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Be an Audio Boyscout, Always Be Prepared

I work in professional recording studios virtually everyday. I spend about 90% of my time at studios I’m already familiar with and the other 10% I’m working in an unfamiliar studio environment. Regardless of where I’m working, it’s up to me to make sure the…

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