Welcome to the first instalment of How To Record Your Next Hit Record: this is a top secret…. (Just kidding) This is an educational blog about how to improve your recording techniques for optimal sound.
Firstly I would like to say that there are many ways to approach recording, and no one way is right or wrong. It is all about finding what works for you. So as you read this blog if something doesn’t work for you, don’t be afraid to try something different. However if you are a beginner and have never done this before, it would be best to start with the most common practices and then slowly integrate your own personal style into your technique.
Do you want to record your next hit record? Of course you do.
I’m going to tell you how to do it.
This is a top secret, insider’s only guide. I’m giving up the keys to the kingdom and letting you in on the secrets of the music industry: how you can record your next hit record. Ready? Here goes….
Know Your Stuff! The most important thing is that you know what you are talking about! You need to learn everything there is to know about recording, engineering and production. You will need to know this inside out, backwards and forwards – not just “the basics.” This will take years of study and practice. A good starting point is this blog post right here!
The goal of this blog is to educate you on how to properly record your next hit record. We will be sharing tips and tricks for recording, mixing and mastering that will help you make a better sounding song. This information will be beneficial to musicians, producers, engineers and artists alike.
We would like to thank all the other blogs who have not been able to share this type of information. We are glad that we are able to take this idea and make the music industry a better place with it.
Okay let’s do this!
As a listener, you might not realize how much work goes into making music sound how you hear it. As an artist, you probably don’t know about all the different options for recording your art. This blog is intended to fill in the blanks for both artists and listeners.
I am a professional jazz musician, producer, and audio engineer. I want to share what I’ve learned in my career with other musicians who need help with their projects.
I perform regularly with world-class musicians in jazz, Latin, pop, R&B, Latin Jazz, and Brazilian bands. As a producer and engineer, I have worked on over 100 albums with various artists spanning many genres of music.
My clients’ projects have won Grammy Awards and have been nominated 8 times! My goal is to share my experience and knowledge of recording techniques so that you can take your project to a new level!
It is a widely held misconception that recording music requires highly expensive equipment. This is not true. The most important thing to consider when recording music is the sound of the room you are working in, and the microphone technique used to capture the sound source.
This being said, it makes sense that usually the most expensive piece of gear in a studio is the microphone pre-amp. There are many different types of pre-amps, each with different characteristics, but generally we can divide them into 2 basic categories: tube and solid state.
Tube pre-amps tend to give a “warmer” sound, whereas solid state pre-amps are more “clean.” Both are perfectly acceptable for recording music, and it’s really just personal preference as to which type you prefer to use.
Another consideration when looking at microphone pre-amps is how much gain or boost they provide for your microphone signal. You will want a pre-amp that can provide enough gain for your microphones to be able to record at adequate levels (but not clipping) without having to turn up the input volume all the way. This provides headroom for your signal and will help reduce noise in your recordings.
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In the case of recording, you want to be as close to your speaker as possible. The only times when you would want to go farther away is if it’s a large room with lots of distance and reverb.
The second step is to get a condenser microphone. These are different than the microphones used in live performances and are much more sensitive and able to pick up a wider range of frequencies (highs and lows). They are also less susceptible to feedback.
You can find more information on microphones at: http://www.sweetwater.com/shop/recording/microphones/?gclid=CJ3AgsCT1L8CFctt7AodNwIApA
The biggest problem with the music industry is that it’s faster than the speed of light. The problem is that the revolution of the distribution of music has increased in velocity, yet the relationship between musician and consumer has not evolved.
The golden age of music, and the time for a musician to make money was through selling physical media like cassettes and vinyl. This was when artists were able to engage with their fans in a meaningful way by making an album, marketing it and then touring to support it.
Today, an artist can release an album every two weeks or even more frequently if they so choose. As a result, artists are forced to focus on content instead of quality.
So what can this mean for you?