In this tutorial video for Production Expert, Drummer James Ivey continues his drum recording tutorial with a look at room mics, what configurations to use and how they sound.
Russ thinks getting two buying choices right can make a world of difference.
In this tutorial series for Production Expert, Drummer James Ivey continues to build on his drum kit recording rig. In this video, James adds an under-snare mic and Tom Tom mics to increase control and flexibility when it comes to the mix.
You might not have heard of TK Audio but they are a Swedish boutique manufacturer offering a wide range of analog hardware in both 19 inch and 500 series formats, including preamps, compressors, equalizers and other utilities. Today they have announced the immediate availability of the dual microphone preamp DP-2. The DP-2 has a number of user-selectable circuit options, designed to make the DP-2 a 'cost-effective' way of covering a wide range of preamp characteristics.
The sE Electronics RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Rupert Neve. This new flagship tube microphone has been designed to bring the larger-than-life sounds of classic studio microphones into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.
For most of 2017, I was stuck in a situation that forced me to use one model of microphone for pretty much every source recording task. For most of the year I haven't had the chance to experiment much with microphone choice or placement, instead, I was struggling just to get half decent sounding recording because I was working in a room that was woefully unfit for studio purposes.
This month you can enter the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition and be in with the chance of winning an Audio Technica AT2035 Studio bundle worth $397. The AT2035 package is just one of 31 great prizes on offer in this competition with a prize fund of over $16,000.
In this article for Pro Tools Expert James Ivey and Julian Rodgers go head to head with their preference of stereo microphone techniques.
Slate Digital has released five new classic tube mic models to the Virtual Microphone Locker designed to complement the existing models in the VMS collection to bring the total available on the VMS to 13. In our exclusive video review, Technical Editor James Ivey tries the 5 new microphones models which make up the Classic Tubes 3 collection for the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System (VMS).
Recording piano can be tricky. It’s a physically huge instrument with over 7000 moving parts, a fundamental frequency range from 27.5 Hz to 4186.009 Hz, plus harmonics that resonate well beyond this range. Starting your piano recording with a clear idea of how the piano should balance in the mix will go a long way in determining your recording setup.
Sennheiser has released the latest product in their Ambeo range. This time, it is a set of earphones that have microphones built in so you can use your own head and ears to record binaural audio straight into your iOS device.
USB Mics, what are they for? Why would someone use one? These are both questions which have occurred to me in the past as I've never until recently, used one. Our friends at Editor's Keys have been kind enough to lend me a couple of their SL series mics and my first question was, rather than why would I use one of these, can I use one of these with Pro Tools?
In this free tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks about some of his tips and tricks for getting a great recorded acoustic guitar sound even when you have limited equipment.
n this free tutorial video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes you through the process of recording your first vocal performance into Pro Tools.
In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, Technical Editor James Ivey gets back to an old school way of working using the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK2 and with the help of Singer-Songwriter Richard James Poll. Our James Ivey tries to record and mix a song in one take committing everything you are hearing to "tape" in just one pass with no overdubs and no mixing. I chose the processing for both the guitar and vocal along with two different reverbs and sticks to those choices, just like recording engineers of old.
Community member Audrey Martinovich has been an audio engineer since 2010. Since then she has switched to studio and on-location recording mostly. In part 1 of this series, Audrey outlined her setup and covered the acoustic guitar, cello and mandolin. In part 2 of the series, Audrey moves onto the ukulele, violin, double bass and harp.
Community member Audrey Martinovich has been an audio engineer since 2010. Since then she has switched to studio and on-location recording mostly. In part 1 of this series, Audrey will outline her setup and then look at the acoustic guitar, cello and mandolin with detailed photographs and plently of audio clips demonstrating the different mics and positions.
In this free tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor, James Ivey along with producer and engineer Jack Ruston continue their experimental session at the Old Chapel Studio by recording drums on a single mono microphone.
The most important focus in the art of recording is often forgotten. The focus should always be the source - what you are recording, NOT what are you using to record.
In reality, microphones and preamps together only play one small part in recording, getting audio from source to tape... to break it down further it's just a single chain that carries information from A to B.