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Articles Tagged Vocals

  • Monday, November 21, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 11/21/16 08:12 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Whether it’s a documentary on your favorite band, a movie scene in a recording studio, or a full-page ad in Sweetwater‘s latest catalog, one common theme exists: vocalists use large-diaphragm condenser microphones. I’m not a big fan of the phrase “that’s how we’ve always done it.” Certainly we should learn from the experience of others, but doing something just because everyone else does it leads to a fairly boring experience. Do… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalStudio

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 10/28/16 06:46 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Getting a little bored with the same old “tried-and-true” microphones and techniques? Let’s have some fun with fresh approaches that are off the beaten path. Vocals To create a differential (noise-canceling) mic, tape two identical omni mics together, one over the other, separated by a block of wood (Figure 1). Mix both mics at equal levels but with one mic switched in opposite polarity. Have the performer sing close to the top… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 10/25/16 08:42 AM,
    Producer and engineer Fab Dupont recorded David Crosby‘s new album “Lighthouse” (GroundUP Music/Verve Label Group) at Groove Masters, Jackson Browne’s private studio in Santa Monica, then mixed it at Dupont’s own Flux Studios in New York. The microphone choices were many, but the chosen were very few, with the Lauten Audio Eden tube microphone featured on Crosby’s lead vocals. The album was produced by multi-instrumentalist Michael League of Snarky Puppy fame and co-produced, recorded and mixed by Fab Dupont. Dupont,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, September 12, 2016
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    Barry Rudolph 09/12/16 06:35 AM,
    During a session, I remember when an artist was on mic, out in the studio ready to start vocal overdubs, and the producer asked: “How do we look in here from out there?” Interesting, because he knew the appearance of the control room to the artist might affect the vocal performance. The control room (from the studio) does look like an aquarium with the huge window and the silent action of the animals encased within it. Reactions to performances reflected… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, September 09, 2016
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    Samantha Potter 09/09/16 06:13 AM,
    I’ve been to my fair share of church services, and more than my fair share of contemporary/modern church services. Some of the mixes I hear are fantastic! Some of them, however, are less than stellar. I’d like to think I know it all, but know enough to understand that’s completely not true. Certain mixes hit my ear different than others, and that’s O.K. All I can offer is what I believe to be that modern, pop-y Christian mix. I need… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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    PSW Staff 08/16/16 11:25 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Brad I’ve been with a country artist for several years now and I have experienced this distortion on his vocal mic only on several occasions. (way to often) I have experienced this both on our touring consoles / systems (SC48) and on walk up consoles / systems. Everything from giant Milo rigs to small night club… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumStudy HallConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, July 22, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 07/22/16 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   In the eyes of some people, I “cheat” when mixing.  This cheating usually takes place when I’m working with a band and/or singers that I don’t know that well. One of the common things that we face in church production today is “the worship team” - usually four to five singers that vocally lead the service or presentation. Too many times to count, I’ve found myself mixing and not knowing a single… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConsolesEngineerMixer

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 07/12/16 11:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   As I was telling one of the members of Mix With Us, I learn something new every time I mix a song… and I imagine that will always be the case. Mixing is such a wild task. It’s exciting, tedious, invigorating, and depressing… all at the same time. But there’s nothing like those final stages of a mix, when everything is finally coming together. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll run… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignal

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/22/16 11:44 AM,
    A discussion that began in the REP Recording Forum here on ProSoundWeb that’s packed with relevant/useful points and references. Question by kifaru I’ve been brought a song to record that has a part in it that requires a chorus to sing part of it. The performer told me that what he had in mind for the part was a sound like the choral parts in Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. I’m really not sure how to achieve this sound and the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureForumOpinionStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
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    Bill Mueller 06/16/16 06:08 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Most of us have heard about the New York parallel compression drum mix technique. (Not to be confused with our HOT Drum Setup Tip.) This is where you send a drum mix to a stereo bus and then apply compression to the bus and feed that signal back into the two mix. This method can be used in either very subtle or obvious ways by varying the amount and character of the compression and how… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio



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