In our Final installment of the "New to Recording? What's Next?" Series, we will be discussing Monitors! Make sure you stay tuned for What's Next! We may have a special treat for you.
You’ve had some ideas swirling around your head, and you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and record them—congratulations! It’s one thing to have an idea for a podcast or a song, but to put pen to paper, or rather in this case, binary code to hard drive, takes a certain amount of resolve and commitment. So now what? Mind-reading computers don’t officially exist yet, though Facebook’s targeted ads lead me to question that notion, so you’re going to need a way to get audio into your computer. Coming up, we’ll discuss the equipment you’ll need to start recording podcasts and music, and get more in-depth with subsequent posts.
One of the latest phenomenons that have taken over YouTube and other social media platforms is something called autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. The creators of ASMR videos are referred to as ASMRtists, and the most popular channels have millions of subscribers on platforms like YouTube and Instagram. In this post, we’ll break down what ASMR is and the importance of great sound equipment in creating ASMR videos.
Podcasts are a terrific medium to get into because of the relative simplicity to produce one. Sure, many podcasts have large budgets and involve a great deal of staff to produce, but a podcast can just as easily be done by a single person with a microphone and a story to tell. No matter how guerilla your podcast is, though, one area of production that you don’t want to skimp on is a decent microphone. Poor voice recording can turn an otherwise intriguing podcast into a borderline unlistenable one.
The components that make a great song are very subjective. What a person likes is what they like, regardless of how it is recorded and mixed. Regardless, there are some general trends that people tend to look for and enjoy in their audio mixes, even if they don’t realize it. Here are some of the components that you can take advantage of to make your audio mix more interesting...
For almost any song with lyrics, the vocal recording is one of the most important things to get right in a final mix. When the vocals get lost in a mix, it can make a song muddles an indeliberate. While some genres make great use of a messy vocal mix, the vast majority of projects today need at least a clean vocal track to use, even if they rough it up later. Here are some tips that you can utilize to record the human voice in your vocal tracks...