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In Session: Good Vibes with Dankrupt

The good vibes and killer grooves of Dankrupt once again invaded the studio. Joined by drummer RJ Shankle and Producer Sean Gould, the band recorded drums for their upcoming EP. Even though we were only tracking drums the whole band played together in the live room. This is such a wonderful way to make music.

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Minimal Micing Concepts: Recorderman

    A good minimal micing setup can help you achieve fantastic results with only a few channels. It can also capture a wonderful, organic, sound no matter how many channels you have. There are quite a few minimal micing setups and, depending on your situation, all of them are useful. Today I would like

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Stereo Room Micing Techniques: Mid/Side

    We’ve been on a room micing kick lately and I want to finish it off with one of my favorite configurations. The Mid/Side configuration! Mid/Side is extremely versatile. First off the “mid” mic is actually a great mono room mic. If all else fails you’ll end up with a nice sounding mono room

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NEW! The Music Chamber Podcast!

The Music Chamber is an amazing live concert series that is broadcast live to the world from Ultimate Studios, Inc. Featuring some of the best artists in Los Angeles, The Music Chamber is a platform for artist to showcase their immense talents to the world with live, and on-demand, video. Now Dan & Charlie have

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Compressing Your Room Mics

    Compression has a lot of uses but arguably none more fun than drum room mics. Adding subtle compression to your room mics can add just a touch of excitement while adding tons of compression can completely take your overall drum sound to the next level. In this excerpt from the stereo room Live

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Stereo Room Micing Techniques: Blumlein

    There are a lot of ways to capture drum room sounds but none more effective than the Blumlein configuration. While there are microphones specifically designed to be in a Blumlein configuration you can easily create this setup with 2 Figure 8 microphones. In this video I’m using two Studio Projects CS5 multi-pattern microphones,

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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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