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The Sonic Killer…..Phase!

If there is one simple thing you can do to make your recordings better, it’s checking your phase relationships between each of your microphones! It seems like such a simple task yet I hear recording after recording that has obvious phase issues. On drums maybe it’s the overheads are out of phase, or the outside

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Recording Drums w/Dynamic, Condenser, & Ribbon Microphones

    The first step in your signal chain is the instrument, the next step is the player, and the third step is the microphone. It’s in this step that we can start to alter, or mold, our sound. Although there are hundreds of mics on the market there are only really 3 basic types;

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Recording Drums w/1 Microphone

    I know what you’re thinking. Do we really need to talk about recording drums, or any instrument for that matter, with 1 microphone again? Yes. Capturing any source with one 1 mic allows you to really learn about what you’re recording. Especially on a drum set which has many different parts. By focusing

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New In Studio Performance: Bleeding Harp!

The Music Chamber has been a HUGE success! We’ve been fortunate to have some amazing musicians performing to a fantastic live audience in the studio as well as a huge online streaming audience. It’s been electric in the studio for these performances. At the last Music Chamber concert the audience was electrified by Bleeding Harp’s

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Rock Drums Sounds with 5 Mics!

    Over the past couple of months I’ve started doing a lot of live streaming seminars. I love going live because I can interact directly with other recording enthusiasts that are watching….in real-time! One recent seminar was on the topic of capturing a full rock drum sound with only 4-5 mics. Not just drums

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Simple Room Micing Trick

    There is simply no better way to add depth, space, and sometimes excitement to your drum sounds than using room mics. Can you say Led Zeppelin? However, I realize that not everyone has the space to really explore all the cool room mic possibilities. Yes, you could use reverb to simulate a room

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Behind the Scenes with Chad Smith

Yesterday we posted video of Chad & Kevin tracking “Eagle Eye”. Today we bring behind the scenes footage from the session. As far as sessions go it went pretty smooth. Working with professional musicians like Chad & Kevin make my job as an engineer pretty easy. Kevin and I had talked quite a bit in

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In Session w/Chad Smith!

Some sessions are fun…and then some sessions are FUN! Few drummers can lay down a groove like Chad Smith. Few bass players can lay down a groove like Kevin Chown. Together, they form an unstoppable rhythm section. For most musicians watching them work together would be the ultimate educational experience. They are not only masters

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