MacProVideo – Art of Audio Recording: Introduction to Recording [ENG]

By | December 22, 2016

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Various sound engineers reveal the incomprehensible mystery of how they choose microphones for high-quality recordings of different instruments. Also outlines about the exact location of the microphone when recording, cable selection, amplifier, and a lot of other useful information.


You can not learn this type of info anywhere – except macProVideo.com! Pro audio engineers share deep secrets about how they choose microphones for common recording situations.

The recording process is a fantastic audio journey . It’s guided by the audio engineer who nurtures a sound from its acoustic inception, emanating from the musician’s instrument as it travels through the air … to the proper microphone placed in an exact position … through the cable to the chosen pre-amp … then into the dynamics processors … through the mixing console’s channel strip where it gets sculpted and shaped and given perspective … until it finally meets up with the other sounds whose journeys have followed completely different paths to the final mix.

And, every step of the way important , hit-making decisions are made by the the audio engineer that determine just how everything is going to work together to make the best recording possible. To master this incredible process we at macProVideo.com are pleased to bring you the first in a series of meticulously detailed tutorials on, “The Art of Audio Recording”.

In this first installment, Introduction To Recording , you will learn all about sound -how it works and the waves that make it all possible. Next you’ll explore all the different kinds of microphones and how and when to use them. You’ll learn about frequency response, polarity , impedance and noise. From there you’ll move on to the application of pre-amps and compression. Finally, you’ll turn back to multi -microphone recording techniques and some theory on phase and the audio spectrum.

And this is just the beginning. We will be introducing many more full length live action tutorials in our “The Art of Audio Recording” series covering the recording of drums, guitars, orchestra, vocals and more!

So sit back and enjoy “An Introduction to Audio Recording” by Singing Canary Productions, and begin your journey of enriching your skills as an audio engineer!

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Content
Chapter 1:
1: Principles of Sound
1:11
1. Prologue
1:46
2. What is Audio?
2:51
3. How Sound Waves Work
3:05
4. Soundwave Properties
3:51
5. How Soundwaves Interact
3:36
6. Sound Systems
Chapter 2:
2: Types of Microphones
3:39
7. How Does Mike Work?
1:35
8. Dynamic Mic
1:30
9. Mike the Ribbon
4:12
10. Mike the Condenser
2:35
11. Summing up Mike
Chapter 3:
3: Microphone Characteristics
5:03
12. Polarity
4:13
13. Frequency Response
4:14
14. Impedance and Noise
4:11
15. Sensitivity & Overload
Chapter 4:
4: Pre’s and Compressors
2:45
16. What’s a Mic Pre?
5:50
17. Types of Pre
3:17
18. How to Use Pre
3:12
19. Direct Injection
10:46
20. What’s a Compressor?
03:42
21. Types of Compressors
Chapter 5:
5: Stereo – Let’s Start Recording
2:25
22. Stereo XY Method
1:41
23. Stereo Spaced Method
00:49
24. Stereo Near Coincident Pair
1:02
25. Stereo Baffled Omni Pair
Chapter 6:
6: Multi Mic Recording
3:03
26. Choosing Your Mic
2:12
27. Placing Mics
2:35
28. Sound Pie
4:05
MI
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Codec ID / Info: Advanced Video Coding
Duration: 1mn 11s
Bit rate mode: Variable
Bit rate: 683 Kbps 1
Width: 960 pixels
Height: 540 pixels
Display aspect ratio: 16: 9
Frame rate mode: Constant
Frame rate: 25.000 fps
Color space: YUV
Chroma subsampling: 4: 2: 0
Bit depth: 8 bits
Scan type: Progressive
Bits / (Pixel * Frame): 0.130
Stream size: 14.3 MiB (93%)
Language: English
Encoded date: UTC 2010-11-18 18:08:04
Tagged date: UTC 2010-11-18 18:08:05
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Audio
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Format profile: LC
Codec ID: 40
Duration: 1mn 10s
Bit rate mode: Constant
Bit rate: 112 Kbps
Channel (s): 2 channels
Channel positions: Front: LR
Sampling rate: 44.1 KHz
Compression mode: Lossy
Stream size: 988 KiB (6%)
Language: English
Encoded date: UTC 2010-11-18 18:08:04
Tagged date: UTC 2010-11-18 18:08:05

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