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Recording How-to Videos from Audio Technica

Postby ken » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am

Hi All,

I found a whole Youtube channel from Audio Technica on how to mic/record things:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AudioTechnicaUSA

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Re: Recording How-to Videos from Audio Technica

Postby fluffy » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:42 pm

What a great find! Thanks. Now I know I've been setting up my mic boom totally wrong.



I wish their announcer didn't seem quite so much like a Billy Mays type though.

Also I could really use a tutorial on micing cellos and violins. I just kind of limp along with textual descriptions I've found on the Internet but I suspect I could get much better quality.
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Re: Recording How-to Videos from Audio Technica

Postby darricklucas » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:38 am

fluffy wrote:What a great find! Thanks. Now I know I've been setting up my mic boom totally wrong.



I wish their announcer didn't seem quite so much like a Billy Mays type though.

Also I could really use a tutorial on micing cellos and violins. I just kind of limp along with textual descriptions I've found on the Internet but I suspect I could get much better quality.


You want to record cello/violin with as many mics as possible. The timbre harmonics for these instruments is super phat on like every interval so getting it from multiple angles creates a rich sound.

After that the placement is all about what type of attack you want. Aiming for below the f hole under the bridge is great but if the players bow work is shite all you'll pick up is squeaky nonsense.

And for mics - dual pan phased ribbons (gold ribbon preferred, for warmth)
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Re: Recording How-to Videos from Audio Technica

Postby Generic » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:49 am

fluffy wrote:What a great find! Thanks. Now I know I've been setting up my mic boom totally wrong.


How had you been doing it?
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Re: Recording How-to Videos from Audio Technica

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:12 am

Generic wrote:
fluffy wrote:What a great find! Thanks. Now I know I've been setting up my mic boom totally wrong.


How had you been doing it?

I don't know what fluf's answer will be, but I'm picturing him straddling it like a witch on a broom.
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Re: Recording How-to Videos from Audio Technica

Postby fluffy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:42 pm

I had it angled downward instead of rising up. I don't think that actually makes any difference or anything, it's just the way that I liked having it to fit the space better (even after the reorganization my recording space is kind of tight), but it did make things a bit less stable than they should be and also the pop filter never wanted to stay in place.

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