In this episode; more critical listening, the evils of various lossy encoders, Fletcher-Munson curves, monitoring levels, headphone mixes, a listener question, tracking with compression, and more.
In this episode of the podcast, Jeff and I discuss topics that are only sometimes tangentially related to the topic! Along the way, we mention; Mumble, Crane Song HEDD, George Lucas, the excellent book by Howard Massey called Behind The Glass Volume 2, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, stereo and mono guitars, panning, stereo delay instead of double tracking, the importance of arrangements, American Idol, networking, BARMMAP, AES, EARS, Steve Hindalong of The Choir, and finally, spontaneity and inspiration.
Special thanks to Mark Marshall for providing the music.
In this episode of the Studio Rats Podcast, Jeff and I discuss recording the acoustic guitar. We touch on topics such as microphone placement, the merits of recording that really horrible sounding direct output found on most acoustic guitars these days, and emulating the Beatles white album acoustic guitar sound.
Additional topics include; our take on Apogee’s new Symphony I/O, the Ovation guitar as a paddle, why I remind Jeff of his Aunt, mixing Mumble, and King Never rehearsals.
Special thanks to the band Triangle Exception for providing the music.
In this episode of the podcast, Jeff and I discuss recording the electric guitar. Topics include DI vs. mic'ed cabinets, wet or dry, favorite microphones and placement, the merits of double tracking and more.
In no particular order, we mention the following gear: AKG 414, Shure SM57, BLUE The Ball, AT 4033, Shinybox 46, Electro-Voice PL80, Apogee Duet and Ensemble, MOTU 2408, M-Audio Fastrack Pro, Euphonix MC Mix and Avalon 2022.
Matt McCabe and Jeff Elbel interview Will Willard from the band Willard Marcell Theory. We discuss the Space Modulator, vintage Shure 57s, recording the Chapman Stick, guitar synths, eBows, printing effects, cheap recording software, composing via email, and more.