Tag archive for Tracking

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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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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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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100 Reasons NOT To Do 100 Takes

Seriously? I was going to come up with a list of 100 reasons why doing anything a 100 times is a bad idea but even with my infinite patience I would probably get bored by 10 and be  repeating myself for the next 90, sound…

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Sweetwater Gearfest Preview

Good morning everyone. Today is the first day of Sweetwater’s Gearfest 2012. I’m in Fort Wayne, Indiana along with the PureMix and Dangerous Music crew and we’re getting ready for a kickass presentation. Fab and I are going to be tracking the Liza Colby Sound…

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