(The) Art of Audio Recording 105
Singing Canary Productions • 16 videos • 44 minutes •
Learn how to record a live string section in this informative new tutorial by expert audio engineer, Clint Murphy, at Modern World Recording...
“I really enjoyed this course. It taught me how to record an quintet strings and orchestra using different techniques and different mics. ”
“Piggybacking off of what Spence mentioned about swapping seats and altered tunings (which can cause their own set of issues) is to have the players do one pass with mutes on and another pass where any...”
Recording orchestral instruments is an art that requires precise setup, positioning and knowledge of acoustics. It also requires you to understand the way these instruments produce sound. This tutorial explains the precise microphone positioning needed to bring out the rich tones these classical instruments produce.
Once the section is recorded, you're taken back into the studio for a look at EQ, compression and mixing techniques. From there you'll also learn about overdubbing techniques that transform small ensembles into full string orchestras.
Every engineer has to be ready for any recording situation. This tutorial, Recording Strings , gives you the foundation you need to create awesome sounding orchestral sessions.
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- 1Prologue (01:26)
- 3Stereo Mic Technique (03:19)
- 4Room Mic Summary (00:56)
- 5Spot Mic Technique (05:27)
- 6Spot Mic Summary (00:30)
7Round Up of Mic Set Up (00:43)Preview
- 8Mic Preamps, Phase & Gain (03:19)
- 9Filtering The Spot Mics (01:38)
- 10Compressing Strings (01:15)
- 11Tracking The Strings (01:55)
12The Quintet Session - Part 1 (04:59)Preview
- 13The Quintet Session - Part 2 (06:54)
- 14Large Section Mic Set Up (02:57)
- 15Large Section Decca Tree (00:58)
- 16The 19-Piece Session (05:31)
I really enjoyed this course. It taught me how to record an quintet strings and orchestra using different techniques and different mics.
Piggybacking off of what Spence mentioned about swapping seats and altered tunings (which can cause their own set of issues) is to have the players do one pass with mutes on and another pass where any vibrato is removed and played straight. This really helps to define parts and add texture without the issues of tuning being skewed.
Great tutorial from Singing Canary Productions, where else is this possible from the convenience of my home, well other than with MPV.
Great insight to recording strings, but also recording in general.
Brief but informative guide to mic positioning and recording both small and large string sections.
Nice Tutorial... awesome mic placement technics are done here to make a small ensemble sound like a large orchestra .
A lot of helpful information. Definitely worth watching a few times.
Nice series. I feel compelled to point out that in video #13 where he demonstrates how he's done several takes and combined them to make the orchestra sound bigger, it had a lot of problems that we actually talked about in school (berklee). This sounded like it had some chorusing because the parts were just TOO perfect together. This is a common problem, and some ways around this include having players switch seats, trade instruments, even detune a few cents up or down, moving the mics, etc. The goal being to make each take as different as possible.
Great work! I think it's very accurate and clear. Congrats!.
Gave me some new techniques to try out!
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