Recording How To

TECH TIPS: Soldering Basics for the Absolute Beginner

Soldering is a method of using a conductive material (solder) to connect a wire with another device, such as another wire, a 1/4 inch plug, a guitar pickup or a circuit board. Solder is a metal alloy with a relatively low melting point; you can think of it as conductive glue. Electronics solder is usually […]Read More »

Performer’s Ultimate Guide to Microphone Selection

Many microphones have been talked about as if they have this mystical ability to enhance performances, as if they can transform a crappy guitar into a handcrafted masterpiece or a mediocre vocalist into a diva.  Is this true?  Should you plunk down a few grand on a vintage Neumann U-87?  Or will a Chinese-manufactured knock-off […]Read More »

How to Fix Common Mistakes in the Studio (part 2 of 2)

“Don’t worry, we’ll fix it in the mix.” We know it’s a cliché but often it’s true. The power of recording in a controlled environment with the right tools and the right engineer is that many common flubs or mistakes can be fixed. So let’s take a look at what can be corrected and what […]Read More »

WATCH: Basic Drum Miking (The Full Kit) From Audio-Technica

Our friends at Audio-Technica are releasing a series of videos on basic recording techniques. Today we share tips for miking a full drum kit; let us know if you find these recording “how to” videos helpful by sounding off in the comments below. Enjoy, and be sure to follow Audio-Technica on YouTube for more videos, and head […]Read More »

WATCH: Basic Drum Miking - The Room - From Audio-Technica

Our friends at Audio-Technica are releasing a series of videos on basic recording techniques. Today we share tips for miking the room during your drum sessions; let us know if you find these recording “how to” videos helpful by sounding off in the comments below. Enjoy, and be sure to follow Audio-Technica on YouTube for more videos, […]Read More »

WATCH: Recording Drums on a Budget From Audio-Technica

Our friends at Audio-Technica are releasing a series of videos on basic recording techniques. Today we share tips for drum recording on a budget; let us know if you find these recording “how to” videos helpful by sounding off in the comments below. Enjoy, and be sure to follow Audio-Technica on YouTube for more videos, and head […]Read More »

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