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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
Figure Eight
Phase Cancellation: The Sound Destroyer
Other Acoustic Instruments
CHAPTER 7: RECORDING GUITAR AND BASS
Electric Guitar Recording
Miking the Amplifier
Exercise Pod: Recording the Electric Guitar
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Drums
Checking the Drum Phase
Assigning the Drums to a Group or Subgroup
The Bass
A Description of the Audio Bands
Frequency Band
Description
Consequences
Bypass
Limiting
Compressor/Limiter Setup
Equalizers
Tweaking the Drum Sound
Using the EQ During Drum Tracking
Exercise Pod: Tweaking the Drum Sound
Using the Compressor/Limiter During Drum Tracking
CHAPTER 13: THE ROUGH MIX
The Quick Effects Setup
Building the Mix
The Drums
Exercise Pod: Microphone Placement 101
Choosing the Right Mic
The Secret to Mic Placement
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Hyper-Cardioid
Solo String Instruments
Percussion
Recording Drum Percussion
Recording Hand-Held Percussion
EQ Parameters
The Recording Drummer
Setting the Levels
PREFACE
Equalizer Setup
Recording the Guitar Direct
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Bass and Drums
Tuning Tips and Tricks
Snare Tuning Tips
Kick Drum Tuning Tips
Stereo Accessories
The Spaced Pair
Using a Stereo Mic
Amplifier Emulators
CHAPTER 3: BASIC RECORDING GEAR
The Microphone Preamplifier
Direct Box Types
Exercise Pod: Tuning the Drums
The ORTF Configuration
Basic Listening Technique
Exercise Pod: What to Listen For
How Loud (or Soft) Should I Listen?
Exercise Pod: Setting the Recording Levels
Gain Staging
Exercise Pod: Proper Gain Staging
DI Setup
Lead Vocal Mic Placement
Exercise Pod: Recording the Lead Vocal
You've Got to Hear Yourself
Exercise Pod: Balancing Loops
CHAPTER 14: THE FINAL RECORDING
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Exercise Pod: Drum Sound Check
Checking the Drum Phase
Exercise Pod: Checking the Drum Phase
Getting the Overall Drum Sound
Don't Forget to Record a Count-Off
Overdubs
Recording in the Control Room
Exercise Pod: Overdubs
Threshold
Attack and Release
Gain, Make-up Gain, Output
Gain Reduction Meter
Panning the Drums
Use the Big Part of the Studio
Proximity Effect
Microphone Controls
High-Pass or Rolloff Filter
-10 or -20dB Pad
Exercise Pod: Checking Phase
Using Compression
Pattern Selector
CHAPTER 10: RECORDING ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS
Recording Electronic Keyboards
Fake Stereo
Recording Acoustic Instruments with Pickups
Acoustic Phase Cancellation
The 3 to 1 Principle
Electronic Phase Cancellation Audio Recording Basic Training
Checking Phase
Recording Without Headphones
The Click Track
Making the Click Cut Through the Mix
Miking the Cymbals
Overhead Position Two
Miking the Room
Sound Check
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Compressors/Limiters
Compressor Controls
Ratio
Individual Drum Sound Check
Don't Forget to Record a Tuning Note
The Basic Track
Setup
Where to Place the Players in the Room
The Talkback Mic
Cymbals Tips
Miking the Individual Drums
Miking the Bass Drum
Exercise Pod: Miking the Individual Drums
Microphone Preamp Controls
Gain, Level, Trim
Metering
Input Pad, Pad, Attenuation
Phase Switch
The Subkick Mic
Leakage
The Condenser Microphone
Condenser Microphone Characteristics
Typical Condenser Microphone Applications
Condenser Microphone Examples
Exercise Pod: Using the High-Pass Filter
The Principles of Equalization
CHAPTER 5: MICROPHONE PLACEMENT BASICS
Microphone Technique 101
The Acoustic Piano
Horns
Solo Sax
Solo Brass Instruments
Microphone Directional Response
Choosing the Best Place in the Room
Horn Sections
Acoustic Quick Fixes
Exercise Pod: Improving the Listening Environment
Basic Monitor Setup
Exercise Pod: Speaker Placement
CHAPTER 4: RECORDING BASICS
The Signal Path
Choosing a Preamp
Setting the Recording Level
CHAPTER 8: VOCAL MIKING TECHNIQUES
Recording Lead Vocals
The Scratch Vocal
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Guitars
Exercise Pod: Balancing Guitars
Keyboards
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Keyboards
How to Listen
Headroom
Vocals in the Control Room
Loops
Welcome to the Audio Recording Basic Training
CHAPTER 1: MONITORING
The Listening Environment
Determining the Listening Position
Subtractive Equalization
DAW Recording
Getting Sound into the Computer
The Computer Interface
Acoustic Guitar Recording
Recording Preparation
Exercise Pod: Recording the Acoustic Guitar
Electric Bass Recording
The Vocals
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Lead and Background Vocals
Standing Waves
Latency
Recording the Acoustic Bass
Background Vocals
High-Pass Filter / Low-Cut Filter
Phantom Power, 48V
Instrument Input, Hi-Z, DI
Miking the Snare Drum
Snare Drum Bottom Head Miking
Miking the High-Hat
The Headphone Mix
Setting Up the Headphone Mix
Exercise Pod: Basic Tracks
Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Miking the Toms
Personal Headphone Mixes
INDEX
CHAPTER 2: THE MICROPHONE
If It's Distorting
Getting the Best from a Singer
Microphone Types
The Dynamic Microphone
Dynamic Microphone Characteristics
Typical Dynamic Microphone Applications
Compression Basics
Using the Compressor
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Compressor
How Much Compression Do I Need?
Vocal Doubling
Recording Background Vocals
Background Vocal Mic Placement
Exercise Pod: Recording Background Vocals
Dynamic Microphone Examples
Limiting
Placement in the Room
The Ribbon Microphone
Ribbon Microphone Characteristics
Typical Ribbon Microphone Applications
Equalization Basics
Using the Equalizer
Exercise Pod: Using the Equalizer
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
Ribbon Microphone Examples
The Magic High-Pass Filter
Exercise Pod: Recording Acoustic Instruments
Why a Separate Mic Amp?
Tom Tuning Tips
CHAPTER 12: THE RECORDING SESSION
Checking Phase by Listening
CHAPTER 6: RECORDING THE DRUMS
The Keys to a Great Sounding Drum Kit
The Acoustic Preamp/DI
Combined with an Amp
CHAPTER 11: RECORDING IN STEREO
The X/Y Configuration
Exercise Pod: Recording in Stereo
The Tuning Technique
Direct Boxes
Microphone Accessories
Pop Filters
Shock Mounts
Exercise Pod: The Microphone