Tag: mic placement

  • How to Record Your Grandma’s 115-Year Old Upright Piano…

    How to Record Your Grandma’s 115-Year Old Upright Piano…

    Unless your name begins with Elton, you’re probably not recording on a Steinway grand, here’s how to make do with whatever piano you got.

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  • How to Make a DIY Vocal Booth in Your Home

    How to Make a DIY Vocal Booth in Your Home

    Essential thoughts on how to set up a DIY vocal recording booth in your home, and techniques to avoid common pitfalls.

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  • One Mic Two Mic Drum Mic Room Mic

    One Mic Two Mic Drum Mic Room Mic

    Some quick and handy approaches to getting a great sounding recording of your drumkit, even if you only have a couple mics lying around your home studio!

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  • 5 Ways to Mic an Acoustic Guitar

    5 Ways to Mic an Acoustic Guitar

    Taken from our email newsletter, this article suggests five quick options for miking an acoustic guitar for great tone flexibility.

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  • A Quick Introduction to Common Mic Placement Techniques

    A Quick Introduction to Common Mic Placement Techniques

    This article is courtesy of Soundfly’s free course series Any Sound Will Do, which features essential tips and strategies on creating music from found sounds and sampled sources by YouTube star Andrew Huang and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Jackson. Where you place the microphone when recording sounds to sample is potentially more important than what microphone you’re actually […]

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  • Essential Tips for Recording Pro-Quality Lead Vocals

    Essential Tips for Recording Pro-Quality Lead Vocals

    + Recording and mixing your songs at home? Preview Soundfly’s online course, Modern Pop Vocal Production for free, and subscribe here to get unlimited access. Every production and every song is unique, but the lead vocal is typically the part that most directly engages the average listener. The human voice, with all of its frailty, power, and expressive nuances, is […]

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  • 4 Other Uses for Your Favorite Guitar Pedals

    4 Other Uses for Your Favorite Guitar Pedals

    By Casey van Wensem Every guitarist has that one effects pedal (or two, or three, or 12) they just can’t live without. Maybe it’s a boutique overdrive pedal that gives you just the right amount of gain and saturation for crunchy leads or a vintage analog delay pedal perfect for lush, dreamy soundscapes and gigantic swells. […]

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  • 6 Subtle Production Tricks That’ll Bring a Track to Life

    6 Subtle Production Tricks That’ll Bring a Track to Life

    Sometimes having great songs and performances isn’t enough — you also need unique and ear-catching production. What actually makes something sound even better than it does? Well, that’s that true art of audio production. The more techniques a producer or engineer has at his or her disposal, the most opportunities for inventiveness. That’s not to […]

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  • How to Record an Album in an Abandoned Grain Silo (Plus a World Premiere!)

    How to Record an Album in an Abandoned Grain Silo (Plus a World Premiere!)

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Earlier this year, I was delighted by a dynamic new solo piano album called The Moving Decade. Of all the types of albums to make sound original, surely solo […]

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