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Great Gear Under $400 PT1: Mics & Drums

    The size of the price tag is not necessarily the way to judge how good a piece of gear will sound. Or if it will do what you actually need it to do. I pick gear with only 1 thing in mind….. ‘Will this piece of gear do the job I need it

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Make Your Kick Drum Thump!

    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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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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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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