One of the most important skills to learn as a tracking engineer is the fine art of microphone placement. Getting a great sound takes a lot more work than just dropping a mic in a room and pointing it at what you want to record.
There can be a lot of variables that shift around from session to session when it comes to pro vocal recordings. The microphone, preamp, position, and voice selection will all switch up depending on the aesthetic of the song.
An often overlooked consideration of a recording chain is the brand of pre-amplifier you decide to use when bringing your signals up to a usable level. I spend just as much time considering this as I do when selecting the microphones I will use.
Dating back 15 years ago, iZotope released its renowned plugin Trash, only to wait 10 years for releasing its new version of Trash 2 at the end of 2012. Why is this plugin recognized and used by engineers and sound designers? Let’s take a look.
Building a home studio is a common dream for any music creator or audio enthusiast. Today we will break down two common setups that homeowners will commonly have for vocal tracking while working with a $1000 budget.
Imagine completing your latest project after a long day of mixing, cranking the volume knob up to 10 and appreciating your hard day’s work. Who doesn’t love blaring their speakers to an awesome mix once in awhile?