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Audio Recording Basic Training
The Hands-On Survival Manual for Musicians
By Bobby Owsinski
Item: 00-38882
UPC: 038081431901
ISBN 10: 0739086006
ISBN 13: 9780739086001
PRICE: $29.99
Series: Boot Camp
Category: Pro Audio Textbook
Format: Book & DVD-ROM
If you're new to recording and don't know where to begin, or your recordings aren't as good as you'd like them to be, Audio Recording Basic Trainig is here to help. Built around a series of hands-on recording exercises designed to show you how to listen and work like a recording pro, best-selling author Bobby Owsinski reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to all the different facets of recording---including miking a drum kit, recording vocals, and miking just about any electric or acoustic instrument. See how the pros handle setting up a headphone mix, build a rough mix, and use compression and equalization to make their recordings sing. Learn where, when, why, and how to mic virtually any instrument, and become proficient at finding the right place in the room to record. The book also features an accompanying DVD-ROM filled with lessons specifically developed to take your recording chops to the next level.
TITLE COMPOSER
Headroom
Exercise Pod: Recording Acoustic Instruments
The Signal Path
Choosing a Preamp
Setting the Recording Level
CHAPTER 9: RECORDING ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Exercise Pod: Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Acoustic Instrument Mic Placement
Figure Eight
Cymbals Tips
Don't Forget to Record a Tuning Note
Proximity Effect
Microphone Controls
High-Pass or Rolloff Filter
-10 or -20dB Pad
Don't Forget to Record a Count-Off
Overdubs
Recording in the Control Room
Exercise Pod: Overdubs
Miking the Individual Drums
Miking the Bass Drum
Exercise Pod: Miking the Individual Drums
The Subkick Mic
Subtractive Equalization
Vocal Doubling
Description
Consequences
Equalizer Setup
Exercise Pod: Recording the Lead Vocal
You've Got to Hear Yourself
Getting the Best from a Singer
Threshold
Recording Preparation
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Compressors/Limiters
Compressor Controls
Ratio
Miking the Amplifier
Exercise Pod: Recording the Electric Guitar
Recording the Guitar Direct
Acoustic Guitar Recording
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Frequency Band
Lead Vocal Mic Placement
Recording Lead Vocals
The Scratch Vocal
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Vocals in the Control Room
Compressor/Limiter Setup
Equalizers
EQ Parameters
A Description of the Audio Bands
Exercise Pod: Setting the Recording Levels
Gain Staging
Exercise Pod: Proper Gain Staging
DI Setup
The Acoustic Piano
Horns
Solo Sax
Solo Brass Instruments
If It's Distorting
Horn Sections
Exercise Pod: What to Listen For
Microphone Technique 101
CHAPTER 11: RECORDING IN STEREO
Using Compression
The Acoustic Preamp/DI
Combined with an Amp
Exercise Pod: Speaker Placement
How to Listen
Basic Listening Technique
Exercise Pod: Using the High-Pass Filter
The Principles of Equalization
CHAPTER 5: MICROPHONE PLACEMENT BASICS
Microphone Directional Response
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Hyper-Cardioid
Tuning Tips and Tricks
Snare Tuning Tips
Kick Drum Tuning Tips
Tom Tuning Tips
Personal Headphone Mixes
Recording Without Headphones
The Click Track
Making the Click Cut Through the Mix
Pattern Selector
Miking the Snare Drum
Use the Big Part of the Studio
Microphone Accessories
Pop Filters
Shock Mounts
Snare Drum Bottom Head Miking
Miking the High-Hat
Miking the Toms
Miking the Cymbals
CHAPTER 13: THE ROUGH MIX
The Quick Effects Setup
Building the Mix
The Drums
CHAPTER 4: RECORDING BASICS
Placement in the Room
Recording Background Vocals
Background Vocal Mic Placement
Exercise Pod: Recording Background Vocals
DAW Recording
Getting Sound into the Computer
The Computer Interface
Latency
Direct Boxes
Direct Box Types
Amplifier Emulators
CHAPTER 3: BASIC RECORDING GEAR
Miking the Room
Sound Check
Individual Drum Sound Check
Exercise Pod: Drum Sound Check
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Drums
Checking the Drum Phase
Assigning the Drums to a Group or Subgroup
The Bass
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Bass and Drums
The Microphone Preamplifier
Checking the Drum Phase
Limiting
CHAPTER 8: VOCAL MIKING TECHNIQUES
Attack and Release
Gain, Make-up Gain, Output
Gain Reduction Meter
Bypass
Exercise Pod: Recording the Acoustic Guitar
Electric Bass Recording
Recording the Acoustic Bass
Determining the Listening Position
Limiting
Other Acoustic Instruments
Typical Dynamic Microphone Applications
Dynamic Microphone Examples
The Ribbon Microphone
Ribbon Microphone Characteristics
Acoustic Phase Cancellation
The 3 to 1 Principle
Electronic Phase Cancellation Audio Recording Basic Training
Checking Phase
Using a Stereo Mic
CHAPTER 12: THE RECORDING SESSION
The Basic Track
Setup
Typical Ribbon Microphone Applications
Exercise Pod: Checking Phase
Where to Place the Players in the Room
Standing Waves
Acoustic Quick Fixes
Exercise Pod: Improving the Listening Environment
Basic Monitor Setup
CHAPTER 10: RECORDING ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS
Recording Electronic Keyboards
Fake Stereo
Recording Acoustic Instruments with Pickups
Equalization Basics
Using the Equalizer
Exercise Pod: Using the Equalizer
The Magic High-Pass Filter
Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Electric Guitar Recording
CHAPTER 14: THE FINAL RECORDING
Phase Switch
High-Pass Filter / Low-Cut Filter
Phantom Power, 48V
Instrument Input, Hi-Z, DI
Exercise Pod: Tweaking the Drum Sound
Using the Compressor/Limiter During Drum Tracking
The Recording Drummer
CHAPTER 7: RECORDING GUITAR AND BASS
Keyboards
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Keyboards
Loops
Exercise Pod: Balancing Loops
Condenser Microphone Examples
Exercise Pod: Tuning the Drums
Exercise Pod: Basic Tracks
Ribbon Microphone Examples
The Condenser Microphone
Condenser Microphone Characteristics
Typical Condenser Microphone Applications
The Talkback Mic
Leakage
The Headphone Mix
Setting Up the Headphone Mix
Checking Phase by Listening
CHAPTER 6: RECORDING THE DRUMS
The Keys to a Great Sounding Drum Kit
The Tuning Technique
How Loud (or Soft) Should I Listen?
CHAPTER 2: THE MICROPHONE
Microphone Types
The Dynamic Microphone
Choosing the Best Place in the Room
Exercise Pod: Microphone Placement 101
Choosing the Right Mic
The Secret to Mic Placement
The X/Y Configuration
Exercise Pod: Recording in Stereo
The ORTF Configuration
Stereo Accessories
Dynamic Microphone Characteristics
Phase Cancellation: The Sound Destroyer
The Spaced Pair
PREFACE
Welcome to the Audio Recording Basic Training
CHAPTER 1: MONITORING
The Listening Environment
Compression Basics
Using the Compressor
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Compressor
How Much Compression Do I Need?
Solo String Instruments
Percussion
Recording Drum Percussion
Recording Hand-Held Percussion
Exercise Pod: The Microphone
Overhead Position Two
Setting the Levels
Input Pad, Pad, Attenuation
Using the EQ During Drum Tracking
Exercise Pod: Balancing Guitars
Exercise Pod: Checking the Drum Phase
Getting the Overall Drum Sound
Panning the Drums
Tweaking the Drum Sound
Why a Separate Mic Amp?
Microphone Preamp Controls
Gain, Level, Trim
Metering
The Vocals
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Lead and Background Vocals
Background Vocals
Guitars