On the subject of mistake…. Never, ever, ever, ever….do this: The mic goes on the cabinet, where the speakers are. Not on the amplifier, where the tubes are. They make no sound. On that note, have a great weekend!
Archives for September 2011
Presets are a great way for the beginner to get a feel for what the “right” type of sound is. Whether it’s compression presets, EQ, or reverbs, using presets is definitely a good starting point in your mix. But it doesn’t end there. Presets weren’t made for your mix in mind. They are general, overall […]
In a live sound situation, the graphic equalizer is one of your favorite friends. It helps you crank as much volume as you can out of your monitors. A graphic equalizer has certain frequencies that you can either cut or boost. Some Hi-Fi stereos have these, as do various music amplifiers. They usually have around […]
Building upon one of my older articles, Top 10 Guitar Mixing Techniques, here are even more tips and tricks to make your electric guitar sound better in your mix. 1. Long Release on Chords – For a longer, more sustained sound for chords, use a long release on your compressor. Think if it this way: […]
Great vocal mics are a necessary part of your studio, regardless of its size. But the home studio might have a smaller budget than the big commercial facility. And therefore, a home studio doesn’t have the luxury to splurge on microphones like their wealthier counterparts. However, re-mortgaging your house is unnecessary with the following microphones. A […]
The headline poses an interesting question. If you only want to do electronic music, do you really need an audio interface? The answer is, as always: It depends. At first I thought the question was kind of weird. Well, of course you need one. But after thinking it over, there are definitely instances where you […]
A particular problem with fingerpicked acoustic guitar is picking up all the subtleties of the strings with your microphone. If your guitarist is really picking quietly it’s hard to get all that softness loud enough for the listener to appreciate it. One Mic Can’t Rule them All You can’t get a good acoustic guitar without […]