From what I've learned over the past year, I know that placement and balance along with proper filtering is what really makes up the majority of a good sounding mix. Effects are there for enhancement purposes and are indeed very important.. but not my biggest hurdle.
Here is pretty much everyone's biggest hurdle whether they realize it or not: EQ
Without filtering, volume and clarity are not often found. Without proper low end filtering, everything is usually muddy
Acoustic guitars with bottom ends the size of a Louisiana hooker are a dime a dozen. But finding a guitar that's a tad thin without sounding wimpy is something special. Maybe some of you would call it clarity. I call it not being a hog like guitars are usually so infamous for.
I want a guitar that sounds thin without EQ, and I think I've found it.
While setting up for a recording gig for a buddy's band, I noticed their bassist fiddling around with his friend's acoustic.
Hi everyone! I have finally got around to realising that small hobby of mine here in UK. In this blog I plan on posting my adventures of recording live at clubs, pubs and wherever this thing takes me. Hopefully someone might find it interesting, someone could have some good suggestions. Or just have something to read...
Last night I headed down to a local Irish pub to do a quick trial recording. The setup was pretty simple, but it looks like it worked ok. Allright, here's the gear:
An useful way for representing stereo sound is the standard Left/Right that we're all familiar with. Mid/Side is another way, and it can be useful in all sorts of ways. The easiest way to explain it is to describe how to convert a left right signal into mid/side and back.
So, when playing a sound, and you want it to sound like it's coming from the middle of two speakers, you play the exact same signal in both speakers. To get the "mid"
Updated 06-22-2011 at 02:40 PM by m24p
"Well, to overly simplify a long and very complicated story, you sing and play into mics. Now those mics plug into a magic box, and the magic box plugs into a computer. And someone sits at the computer while the person is singing or playing and tells the magic box what to do and how to do it. The computer records the sounds coming from the magic box, which come from the microphones. Does that make sense?"
I know we've ALL been there haha...that was my most recent attempt.
Ok, I got everything plugged in my Tascam DP-02 unit. I have my headphones plugged. My mic works fine when I record so no problem there. Its just when I hook my tascam up to my i-pod or my soundboard monitor and record the beat the music plays and I can here it well while its recording. But when I playback its so low to where you could barely here it. Plz!! need help!!! P.s. my fades and volume are completely up and its still low as can be.
Apparently YOU can start you own blog here right? It seems so atleast!
How awesome wouldn't it be if we could get blogs of funny sessions á la "Mixerman diaries" and more recording-oriented stuff here aswell?
Maybe pics of instruments mic'ed up? (Gear porn )
Anyways, here is a crappy pic of a drum recording session I did recently in my studio, with some extra-mics just to try out ("cymbal mics" didn't like 'em), and room-mics are not visible in