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Recording 101 - collection of articles

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by MKS, Apr 20, 2006.


  1. Several excellent articles from the Sound on Sound website.

    The first, how to set up and record a band where they are playing together (ensemble). Great tips and a real primer for how to get good results.
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Mar03/articles/recordingbands.asp

    How to mic up a drumkit.
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Feb03/articles/drummiking.asp

    Mixing multi-tracked drums:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb01/articles/drummix.asp

    How best to record a guitar:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Dec02/articles/recordingguitars.asp
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug98/articles/20tips.html

    How best to record acoustic guitar:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Aug01/articles/recacgtr0801.asp

    How to best to record bass:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Oct01/articles/bassrecording.asp
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar99/articles/recordingbass.htm

    Recording vocals:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Nov01/articles/computervocals.asp

    Recording singing guitarists:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/dec96/singingguitars.html

    How to record real pianos:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may99/articles/recpiano.htm

    Recording brass and reeds:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan99/articles/brass778.htm

    Maximising the quality of your recording without breaking the bank:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/May02/articles/maximisingaudio.asp

    Obtaining maximum levels on digital recordings:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1997_articles/nov97/normalisation.html

    Any more articles (say from homerecording.com etc.)?
     
  2. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Nice work!
     
  3. Great information, thanks for posting this!
     
  4. Thanks for all the great info!
     
  5. I'm just the librarian! :D
     
  6. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    This thread deserves to be a sticky! I'll organise that now.
     
  7. borgward

    borgward

    Sep 28, 2006
    Good Info

    Looked at

    how to set up and record a band where they are playing together

    How to best to record bass: both articles

    I need advice on recording practice session. Have been using one cheap mic and mono cassette recorder. Picks up everything evenly except the bass, no matter where I place the mic.

    I want to keep the process pretty simple and cheap.

    The above articles are really good, but don't suit my needs. We have limited practice time, and use tapes to practice at home with.

    I could use either a Linux box (FC5) ASUS A7N8X-E mobo AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz or windoze box (98SE) ASUS A7N8X-X to record into. They both have nVidia on board sound
     
  8. MonkyBass

    MonkyBass

    Apr 20, 2007
    this freakign helps anyone thanx a lot for this.
     
  9. faith

    faith

    Jan 10, 2007
  10. Outlaw_son

    Outlaw_son

    Mar 8, 2007
    Omahell
    Exellent post
     
  11. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Again and again I see people posting pictures of their studios with really poor monitoring setups. When recording and mixing music being able to hear what you're doing accurately is the most important factor (with the exception of talent on either side of the mic). If you can't properly hear what you're doing, you can't make critical decisions about what needs tweaking.

    Here's some places to get started educating yourself on not only room setup, but proper acoustic treatment placement and materials as well:
    http://www.massivemastering.com/blog/html/blog_files/Basic_Room_Setup.html
    http://www.gikacoustics.com/education.html
    http://www.realtraps.com/articles.htm

    GIK and RealTraps are suppliers, and are looking to sell products, but they are both well respected in the studio acoustics world and their information is accurate.
     
  12. This is really, really good to mention. Acoustics are the single most important aspect of getting a good sounding recording together.

    This is another good resource, Ethan Winer is one of the RealTraps guys::

    http://ethanwiner.com/acoustics.html
     
  13. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    I knew there was a link I was forgetting. Thanks for adding that, Malamute.
     
  14. Electrica

    Electrica

    Jun 11, 2009
    If you want to really get into recording/mixing must have books include:

    - - Mixing Audio by Roey Izhaki
    - - The Mixing Engineers Handbook & The Recording Engineers Handbook by Bobby Owsinski
     
  15. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
  16. Just wanted to say that the Bass recording tips in the opening post are very helpful ("How best to record bass:"). The two I read prevented me from posting a thread that would most likely have annoyed the shipmates here in the forum with reducndant questions and yielding "Not again?!?" replies. So just thanking whomever set them up .. good reading and VERY informative. Now, gotta go dig up those DIs .... :)
     
  17. oerk

    oerk

    Oct 16, 2009
    Bavaria

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