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You can't learn this type of info anywhere - except! Pro audio engineers share deep secrets about how they choose microphones for common recording situations.
The recording process is a fantastic audio journey. It’s guided by the audio engineer who nurtures a sound from its acoustic inception, emanating from the musician’s instrument as it travels through the air... to the proper microphone placed in an exact position... through the cable to the chosen pre-amp... then into the dynamics processors... through the mixing console’s channel strip where it gets sculpted and shaped and given perspective... until it finally meets up with the other sounds whose journeys have followed completely different paths to the final mix.
And, every step of the way important, hit-making decisions are made by the the audio engineer that determine just how everything is going to work together to make the best recording possible. To master this incredible process we at are pleased to bring you the first in a series of meticulously detailed tutorials on, “The Art of Audio Recording”.
In this first installment, Introduction To Recording, you will learn all about sound -how it works and the waves that make it all possible. Next you’ll explore all the different kinds of microphones and how and when to use them. You’ll learn about frequency response, polarity, impedance and noise. From there you’ll move on to the application of pre-amps and compression. Finally, you'll turn back to multi-microphone recording techniques and some theory on phase and the audio spectrum.
And this is just the beginning. We will be introducing many more full length live action tutorials in our "The Art of Audio Recording" series covering the recording of drums, guitars, orchestra, vocals and more!
So sit back and enjoy "An Introduction to Audio Recording" by Singing Canary Productions, and begin your journey of enriching your skills as an audio engineer!
1. Prologue
2. What is Audio?
3. How Sound Waves Work
4. Soundwave Properties
5. How Sound Waves Interact
6. Sound Systems
7. How Does Mike Work?
8. Dynamic Mic
9. Mike the Ribbon
10. Mike the Condenser
11. Summing up Mike
12. Polarity
13. Frequency Response
14. Impedance and Noise
15. Sensitivity & Overload
16. What's a Mic Pre?
17. Types of Pre
18. How to Use Pre
19. Direct Injection
20. What's a Compressor?
21. Types of Compressors
22. Stereo XY Method
23. Stereo Spaced Method
24. Stereo Near Coincident Pair
25. Stereo Baffled Omni Pair
26. Choosing Your Mic
27. Placing Mics
28. Sound Pie
29. Switch to Phase Guns

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