Resources for the Recording Musician


November 9, 2007
Common microphone choices for drums

One of the most popular questions that beginning recording enthusiasts ask is "What microphone should I use to record _blank_?", where blank is an instrument or voice or whatever it is they want to record.  In this series of articles, I'll cover some of the more common or "standard" microphone choices that you'll find in professional studios that […]

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November 8, 2007
The Ultimate Vocal Microphone? - Part 2

Neumann TLM-103 Microphone After finding out that the Studio Projects C1 microphone was sometimes too bright and somewhat harsh with certain vocalists, I set out to find another "vocal" microphone to add to my collection. One of the companies I had bought several items from was blowing out their stock of Neumann microphones, since they […]

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September 11, 2007
Guitar Recording Question

so far I only recorded voice in my studio with my Amek recording pre-amp/eq (9098) and a Neuman U87 microphone. today I set up my fender amp in my studio and miked it with the Neuman running through the Amek recording pre-amp, but I ran into the following problem which I can't figure out: the […]

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June 13, 2007
A thanks and a question regarding guitar amp mic

First a thanks.  I wrote you a few months back about a good "all-around" mic.  Among many suggestions, you mentioned that AT4050.  I did some additional research and decided to try that mic.  I really like it -sweet tone, easy to use, somewhat affordable. Next a question about micing a guitar amp.  Do you have […]

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April 1, 2007
Microphone Suggestion

Oh Wise One: I am in the market for a good all around microphone.  I'm willing to spend between $1,000 to $1,200.  Ideally I'd like a mic which I could use for everything from vocals, to drum overhead to miking a guitar cab.  I was thinking about the Neumann TLM-103.  They have received really good […]

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January 12, 2007
The Ultimate Vocal Microphone?

Choosing the right vocal microphone for your home studio can be a difficult task. What sounds great on one voice might sound horrible on another. Also, you may also need different microphones for different styles of music and singing, even if you are doing all the singing yourself. In this "review" I'll discuss some of […]

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January 7, 2007
The Shure SM57 Microphone - Every studio should own at least one!

The Shure SM57-LC Microphone has been around for a long time, and can be found in pretty much every major studio in the world. And, it cost less than $100! Here's why every studio should have at least one! It doesn't matter if you are just setting up your home studio for the first time, […]

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July 27, 2006
Audio Interface

Hi, I'm looking to start recording on a computer/laptop.  I already have a mic (sm57) and software (acid 5.0 and cool edit 2.0).  I am looking for the best rig to use on my computer to make quality recordings of acoustic instruments mainly.  I posted earlier and I think I've made some progress on the […]

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April 1, 2005
General Recording Tips - Part 1

A collection of random recording tips to make your songs sound better. You must remember that in recording, the sound quality is only going to be as good as the weakest link in your recording chain. To improve your sound quality, start at the source. If the source itself doesn't sound good, then no amount […]

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April 1, 2005
Understanding Microphones - Dynamics vs. Condensers

Every microphone is different and imparts its own unique sound to whatever you are recording.  There is a very good reason why the best studios have a very large assortment of microphones.... Every microphone is different and imparts its own unique sound to whatever you are recording.  There is a very good reason why the […]

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