$29.99
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
Amplifier Emulators
Cymbals Tips
CHAPTER 12: THE RECORDING SESSION
Cardioid
Hyper-Cardioid
Figure Eight
Proximity Effect
Acoustic Phase Cancellation
The 3 to 1 Principle
Electronic Phase Cancellation Audio Recording Basic Training
Checking Phase
CHAPTER 10: RECORDING ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS
Recording Electronic Keyboards
Fake Stereo
Recording Acoustic Instruments with Pickups
Condenser Microphone Characteristics
Typical Condenser Microphone Applications
Condenser Microphone Examples
Microphone Directional Response
Choosing the Best Place in the Room
Exercise Pod: Microphone Placement 101
Choosing the Right Mic
The Secret to Mic Placement
Solo String Instruments
Percussion
Recording Drum Percussion
Recording Hand-Held Percussion
Omnidirectional
Phase Cancellation: The Sound Destroyer
Other Acoustic Instruments
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Sound Check
Don't Forget to Record a Tuning Note
CHAPTER 3: BASIC RECORDING GEAR
The Microphone Preamplifier
Why a Separate Mic Amp?
Miking the Individual Drums
Miking the Bass Drum
Exercise Pod: Miking the Individual Drums
The Basic Track
Setup
Where to Place the Players in the Room
Microphone Preamp Controls
The Subkick Mic
The Talkback Mic
Miking the Snare Drum
Snare Drum Bottom Head Miking
Miking the High-Hat
Gain, Level, Trim
Metering
Input Pad, Pad, Attenuation
Leakage
The Headphone Mix
Setting Up the Headphone Mix
Phase Switch
Miking the Toms
Exercise Pod: Basic Tracks
Exercise Pod: Recording the Electric Guitar
Recording the Guitar Direct
Acoustic Guitar Recording
Recording Preparation
Description
Consequences
Equalizer Setup
The Vocals
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Lead and Background Vocals
Background Vocals
Guitars
Microphone Types
The Dynamic Microphone
Dynamic Microphone Characteristics
Typical Dynamic Microphone Applications
The Acoustic Piano
Dynamic Microphone Examples
The Magic High-Pass Filter
Equalization Basics
Using the Equalizer
Exercise Pod: Using the Equalizer
Exercise Pod: Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Acoustic Instrument Mic Placement
Exercise Pod: Recording Acoustic Instruments
CHAPTER 2: THE MICROPHONE
Limiting
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Using the Compressor
Exercise Pod: Setting Up the Compressor
How Much Compression Do I Need?
Exercise Pod: Recording Background Vocals
Placement in the Room
CHAPTER 9: RECORDING ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS
Basic Listening Technique
Exercise Pod: What to Listen For
How Loud (or Soft) Should I Listen?
DAW Recording
Getting Sound into the Computer
The Computer Interface
Latency
Electric Bass Recording
Recording the Acoustic Bass
CHAPTER 8: VOCAL MIKING TECHNIQUES
PREFACE
Keyboards
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Keyboards
Loops
CHAPTER 4: RECORDING BASICS
Recording Lead Vocals
Exercise Pod: Balancing Loops
Welcome to the Audio Recording Basic Training
CHAPTER 1: MONITORING
The Listening Environment
Determining the Listening Position
Standing Waves
The Signal Path
Choosing a Preamp
Setting the Recording Level
Headroom
The Scratch Vocal
Finding the Right Placement in the Room
Vocals in the Control Room
Lead Vocal Mic Placement
CHAPTER 14: THE FINAL RECORDING
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Acoustic Quick Fixes
Exercise Pod: Setting the Recording Levels
Exercise Pod: Recording the Lead Vocal
INDEX
Exercise Pod: Balancing Guitars
Subtractive Equalization
Exercise Pod: Recording the Acoustic Guitar
High-Pass or Rolloff Filter
-10 or -20dB Pad
Pattern Selector
Microphone Accessories
Checking Phase by Listening
CHAPTER 6: RECORDING THE DRUMS
The Keys to a Great Sounding Drum Kit
The Tuning Technique
The Acoustic Preamp/DI
Combined with an Amp
CHAPTER 11: RECORDING IN STEREO
The X/Y Configuration
Personal Headphone Mixes
Recording Without Headphones
The Click Track
Making the Click Cut Through the Mix
Miking the Cymbals
Overhead Position Two
Miking the Room
High-Pass Filter / Low-Cut Filter
Phantom Power, 48V
Instrument Input, Hi-Z, DI
Setting Up the Mic Preamp
Attack and Release
Getting the Overall Drum Sound
Use the Big Part of the Studio
Don't Forget to Record a Count-Off
Overdubs
Recording in the Control Room
Exercise Pod: Overdubs
Compressors/Limiters
Compressor Controls
Ratio
Threshold
Individual Drum Sound Check
Exercise Pod: Drum Sound Check
Checking the Drum Phase
Exercise Pod: Checking the Drum Phase
The Ribbon Microphone
Ribbon Microphone Characteristics
Typical Ribbon Microphone Applications
Ribbon Microphone Examples
Exercise Pod: Using the High-Pass Filter
The Principles of Equalization
CHAPTER 5: MICROPHONE PLACEMENT BASICS
Horns
Solo Sax
Solo Brass Instruments
The Condenser Microphone
Microphone Technique 101
Horn Sections
Compressor/Limiter Setup
Equalizers
EQ Parameters
A Description of the Audio Bands
Using the Compressor/Limiter During Drum Tracking
The Recording Drummer
CHAPTER 7: RECORDING GUITAR AND BASS
Electric Guitar Recording
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Drums
Checking the Drum Phase
Assigning the Drums to a Group or Subgroup
The Bass
Frequency Band
Miking the Amplifier
Exercise Pod: Balancing the Bass and Drums
Gain, Make-up Gain, Output
Gain Reduction Meter
Bypass
Panning the Drums
Tweaking the Drum Sound
Using the EQ During Drum Tracking
CHAPTER 13: THE ROUGH MIX
The Quick Effects Setup
Building the Mix
The Drums
Limiting
Exercise Pod: Tweaking the Drum Sound
Setting the Levels
Shock Mounts
Exercise Pod: The Microphone
Direct Boxes
Direct Box Types
Tuning Tips and Tricks
Snare Tuning Tips
Kick Drum Tuning Tips
Tom Tuning Tips
The ORTF Configuration
Stereo Accessories
The Spaced Pair
Using a Stereo Mic
Pop Filters
Exercise Pod: Tuning the Drums
Exercise Pod: Recording in Stereo
How to Listen
Compression Basics
Background Vocal Mic Placement
Exercise Pod: Improving the Listening Environment
Basic Monitor Setup
Exercise Pod: Speaker Placement
Gain Staging
Exercise Pod: Proper Gain Staging
DI Setup
If It's Distorting
You've Got to Hear Yourself
Getting the Best from a Singer
Vocal Doubling
Recording Background Vocals
Microphone Controls
Exercise Pod: Checking Phase
Using Compression