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Make Your Kick Drum Thump!

Published on November 1, 2016 by in News

    It’s time to talk about your bottom….bottom end that is! The kick and snare sound you record can really define your overall drum sound and getting it right is super important. Not just recording the kick but actually getting a sound that works for the song. To do that we need to have

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Recording Overheads PT3: X/Y

Up to this point we’ve talked a lot about recording with a mono overhead. In PT3 I want to step into the early 1930’s with a stereo pair of overheads! (here’s a cool link about Alan Blumlein. The man that invented stereo) I’m starting out with a very popular coincident micing technique called X/Y. X/Y

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Recording Overheads PT2: Different Mic Types

In PT1 of Recording Overheads I talked about using a single, mono, mic to record a great overhead sound. In PT2 I want to demonstrate how you can use different mic types to capture just the sound your music needs. I picked 3 mics; a large diaphragm condenser (AT4047), small diaphragm condenser (AKG451b), and a

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Recording Overheads PT1: Mono

If you’ve followed my recording videos then you know I’m a HUGE proponent of using overhead mics to capture the majority (or at least a large part) of your drum sound. I talk about it all the time…..and now I’m going to talk about it more! 🙂 Over the next couple of weeks I will

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Recording the Perfect Track w/Tim Pedersen

    A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of Tim Pedersen joining me on the Recording Ninja Workshop Live Broadcast. Tim has been one of my musical mentors since I moved to LA. Recently I had the opportunity to work with him on mixing and a little re-recording on an EP for

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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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