Mic’ing a Band
Although mic'ing a band varies between personal preference, style and instrument, there are general principles that become the building blocks for personal interpretation of mic selection and placement.
Chapters in this Notebook
Introduction to Mic’ing
There is more than one way to mic a band, and in this video you will learn some standard practices and common techniques used by sound engineers to best capture their sound.
Mic’ing a Kick Drum
This second video provides tips, tricks and things to do (and not to do) when mic’ing a kick drum. From mic choice to placement, you’ll have the knowledge to achieve desired results.
Mic’ing a Snare Drum
In this third video we will continue to discuss microphone choice, as well as placement and techniques that will prepare you to effectively mic a snare drum.
Mic’ing Rack Toms
Further exploring how to mic a drum kit, this video prepares you digs a little deeper into choice of microphone, and offers direction for proper placement and techniques used to mic the rack toms.
This video continues to discuss mic choice, placement and techniques when it comes to mic'ing cymbals, as well as introducing some unconventional, yet effective, methods.
Mic'ing Electric & Bass Guitars
In this video we discuss mic choice, placement and techniques for mic'ing electric and bass guitar amps, while addressing direct boxes and long distance transmitters for off-stage amplifiers.
Mic’ing Acoustic Guitars
This seventh video offers simple guidelines for mic'ing an acoustic guitar, and also offers solutions for capturing direct acoustic guitar sounds for live concert applications.
Proper techniques for handling and projecting into a mic are the focus of this eighth video. Providing useful information for engineers and singers alike, this video will help you achieve great sounding vocals.