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    Recording Jazz InstrumentsPhotodune 3941979 tenor sax golden saxophone macro selective focus s
    Jazz musicians are, almost by definition, improvisers. This is what they do best. They may not even be able to read a notated part that well, if at all. But if a talented jazz session player can connect to your track and the vibe is right for them, then watch out. You could be about to hear something awesome!Read More…
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    Recording Solo Orchestral InstrumentsPhotodune 1234825 young woman playing flute s
    There’s nothing quite so inspiring as working with talented and experienced musicians in a recording studio. But recording ‘real’ players brings its own set of specific issues and problems to solve. In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at a range of instruments at the classical end of the spectrum, and see how best to prepare for a session with any one of them. Read More…
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    Producing an EP Part 3: Programing DrumsProducing an ep part 03   programing drums preview
    In this series we'll look at several aspects of creating a 6-7 song EP. In Part 3, we'll look at how we approached programming drums with a drummer, and then edited those parts to refine the sound and realism.Read More…
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    Producing an EP Part 02: Recording Electric GuitarsProducing an ep part 02   recording electric guitars preview
    In this series we'll look at several aspects of creating a 6-7 song EP. In Part 2 we'll look at recording electric guitars for two of the tracks. We'll check out how to set up recording direct with effects to create some very cool guitar tones.Read More…
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    Producing an EP Part 1: Scratch Tracks and Acoustic GuitarsProducing an ep part 01   scratch tracks and acoustics 400
    In this series we'll look at several aspects of creating a 6-7 song EP. In Part 1 we'll talk about the scope of the project and how that relates to your investment in time and effort. We'll also check out some ideas on how you can get more locked in by using scratch tracks, and talk a little about tracking acoustic guitars.Read More…
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    A Beginner's Guide to Recording Guitars In CubasePre400
    If you play guitar—or know someone who does—and want to learn how to record it, then this tutorial is for you. I'll show you how to record and mix your guitar, and teach you a few tricks to make it sound better. I'll be using Cubase, though you you should be able to follow along using your own DAW. Let’s get started.Read More…
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    Shotgun Microphone 101Shotgun microphones 101 400
    In this tutorial we will be talking about shotgun microphones. We will talk about what a shotgun microphone is and how they work. We will also look at some common usages and talk about some uncommon applications where a shotgun mic can be the right tool.Read More…
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    Working a Multi-pattern Mic for VocalsMultipattern preview hidef
    You work with vocalists of all kinds, whether they are deep resonant baritones or breathy sopranos, but you often find yourself EQing the living daylight out of the vocal track. You read that this mic works better for this voice, while that mic works better for those voices, but man, are all those mics pricey! While it is true that some mics work better for different voices, what if you could have one mic that was at very least acceptable on all sources, if not stellar on a few? For a true Swiss army knife of vocal mics, you need a multi-pattern condenser.Read More…
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    The Ultimate Vocal Recording TutorialUltimatevocalpreview400
    Recording vocals often fills a beginner with a certain amount of trepidation. If it is your first time, it is a good idea to gather together as much information as possible in order to make the best possible job of it. The good news is that with some careful planning you should be able to make a completely professional sounding vocal recording the first time round. This tutorial is going to help you achieve that goal. Read More…
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    Picking the Right Microphone - VocalsPicking microphone 400
    Every art has its own "palette of colors" to work from when creating something new. While the visual arts quite literally have a palette of colors, music has various instruments, brands, amps, bows, etc. But what about audio and recording? Anyone who has done even a little bit of recording knows how often audio can take on an artistic perspective instead of a straight sciences approach. By choosing the right equipment, settings, placement, etc. we can drastically change the outcome of a production.Read More…
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    Screen Cast Like a Boss Part 3Music and audio
    In this tutorial series, we are going to look at how to create great looking and great sounding screencasts! Part 3 will be all about how to process the audio if you are recording in a less than idea environment. My goal is to help you create better looking and sounding tutorials and how-to videos and I will share as much as I can from my own experience!Read More…
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    Screen Cast Like a Boss Part 2Music and audio
    In this tutorial series, we are going to look at how to create great looking and great sounding screencasts!Read More…
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