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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
High-Pass or Rolloff Filter
-10 or -20dB Pad
Pattern Selector
Microphone Accessories
Other Acoustic Instruments
CHAPTER 10: RECORDING ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS
Recording Electronic Keyboards
The 3 to 1 Principle
Electronic Phase Cancellation Audio Recording Basic Training
Checking Phase
Exercise Pod: Checking Phase
Amplifier Emulators
Tuning Tips and Tricks
CHAPTER 11: RECORDING IN STEREO
The Ribbon Microphone
Ribbon Microphone Characteristics
Typical Ribbon Microphone Applications
Ribbon Microphone Examples
Equalization Basics
Using the Equalizer
Exercise Pod: Using the Equalizer
The Magic High-Pass Filter
Placement in the Room
CHAPTER 9: RECORDING ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Exercise Pod: Finding the Right Placement in the Room
The Condenser Microphone
Exercise Pod: Using the High-Pass Filter
Acoustic Instrument Mic Placement
CHAPTER 2: THE MICROPHONE
If It's Distorting
You've Got to Hear Yourself
GLOSSARY
Welcome to the Audio Recording Basic Training
Subtractive Equalization
Exercise Pod: Recording the Electric Guitar
Assigning the Drums to a Group or Subgroup
PREFACE
Frequency Band
Description
Consequences
Equalizer Setup
The Recording Drummer
CHAPTER 7: RECORDING GUITAR AND BASS
Electric Guitar Recording
Miking the Amplifier
The Drums
Setting the Levels
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Drums
Checking the Drum Phase
Basic Listening Technique
Exercise Pod: What to Listen For
How Loud (or Soft) Should I Listen?
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Keyboards
Loops
Exercise Pod: Balancing Loops
CHAPTER 14: THE FINAL RECORDING
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Vocals in the Control Room
Lead Vocal Mic Placement
Exercise Pod: Recording the Lead Vocal
Exercise Pod: Setting the Recording Levels
Gain Staging
Exercise Pod: Proper Gain Staging
DI Setup
Pop Filters
Checking Phase by Listening
Fake Stereo
Shock Mounts
Exercise Pod: The Microphone
Direct Boxes
Direct Box Types
CHAPTER 6: RECORDING THE DRUMS
The Keys to a Great Sounding Drum Kit
The Tuning Technique
Exercise Pod: Tuning the Drums
Recording Acoustic Instruments with Pickups
Using Compression
The Acoustic Preamp/DI
Combined with an Amp
CHAPTER 3: BASIC RECORDING GEAR
The Microphone Preamplifier
Why a Separate Mic Amp?
Microphone Preamp Controls
Snare Tuning Tips
Kick Drum Tuning Tips
Tom Tuning Tips
The X/Y Configuration
Exercise Pod: Recording in Stereo
The ORTF Configuration
Stereo Accessories
Gain, Level, Trim
Cymbals Tips
The Spaced Pair
Metering
Input Pad, Pad, Attenuation
Phase Switch
Miking the Individual Drums
Miking the Bass Drum
Exercise Pod: Miking the Individual Drums
Using a Stereo Mic
CHAPTER 12: THE RECORDING SESSION
The Basic Track
The Subkick Mic
Setup
High-Pass Filter / Low-Cut Filter
Phantom Power, 48V
Instrument Input, Hi-Z, DI
Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Miking the Snare Drum
Snare Drum Bottom Head Miking
Miking the High-Hat
Where to Place the Players in the Room
The Talkback Mic
Leakage
The Headphone Mix
Horn Sections
Solo String Instruments
Percussion
Recording Drum Percussion
Exercise Pod: Microphone Placement 101
Choosing the Right Mic
The Secret to Mic Placement
Phase Cancellation: The Sound Destroyer
Cardioid
Hyper-Cardioid
Figure Eight
Proximity Effect
Microphone Controls
Acoustic Phase Cancellation
Recording Hand-Held Percussion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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?
Getting the Best from a Singer
Vocal Doubling
Recording Background Vocals
Background Vocal Mic Placement
Compressors/Limiters
Miking the Toms
Setting Up the Headphone Mix
Exercise Pod: Basic Tracks
Personal Headphone Mixes
Recording Without Headphones
The Click Track
Compressor Controls
Ratio
Threshold
Miking the Cymbals
Overhead Position Two
Miking the Room
Sound Check
Attack and Release
Individual Drum Sound Check
Making the Click Cut Through the Mix
Dynamic Microphone Examples
Limiting
Exercise Pod: Recording Background Vocals
Omnidirectional
Choosing the Best Place in the Room
Solo Brass Instruments
Compressor/Limiter Setup
Equalizers
EQ Parameters
Tweaking the Drum Sound
Using the EQ During Drum Tracking
Exercise Pod: Tweaking the Drum Sound
Use the Big Part of the Studio
CHAPTER 13: THE ROUGH MIX
The Quick Effects Setup
A Description of the Audio Bands
Using the Compressor/Limiter During Drum Tracking
Building the Mix
CHAPTER 1: MONITORING
The Listening Environment
Determining the Listening Position
DAW Recording
Getting Sound into the Computer
The Computer Interface
Latency
Recording the Guitar Direct
Acoustic Guitar Recording
Recording Preparation
The Bass
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Bass and Drums
The Vocals
Condenser Microphone Characteristics
Typical Condenser Microphone Applications
Condenser Microphone Examples
Microphone Directional Response
The Principles of Equalization
CHAPTER 5: MICROPHONE PLACEMENT BASICS
Microphone Technique 101
Exercise Pod: Recording Acoustic Instruments
The Acoustic Piano
Horns
Solo Sax
How to Listen
Headroom
The Scratch Vocal
Keyboards
Acoustic Quick Fixes
Exercise Pod: Improving the Listening Environment
Basic Monitor Setup
Exercise Pod: Speaker Placement
The Signal Path
Choosing a Preamp
Setting the Recording Level
Electric Bass Recording
Recording the Acoustic Bass
CHAPTER 8: VOCAL MIKING TECHNIQUES
Recording Lead Vocals
Background Vocals
Guitars
Exercise Pod: Balancing Guitars
Gain, Make-up Gain, Output
Gain Reduction Meter
Bypass
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 Tuning Note
Don't Forget to Record a Count-Off
Overdubs
Recording in the Control Room
Limiting
Panning the Drums
Exercise Pod: Overdubs
Standing Waves
CHAPTER 4: RECORDING BASICS
Exercise Pod: Recording the Acoustic Guitar
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Lead and Background Vocals