16 Considerations for Naming New Instrument Presets — Pro Audio Files

16 Considerations for Naming New Instrument Presets — Pro Audio Files

It is human nature to categorize the world in order to make sense of things, and to perhaps mitigate the overwhelming variety that exists in all facets of our environment. Anyone that studies a subject in-depth will need to implement (and in some cases invent) logical ways to compartmentalize concepts in order to better understand the ideas, not only in isolation but as they relate to the larger body of knowledge. This process is not an easy one, and there can be pitfalls concerning things that fall into grey areas or potentially unique items that may not fit into any established category.

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of One Microphone — Pro Audio Files

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of One Microphone — Pro Audio Files

Can you imagine walking into a hardware store and asking the clerk, “which is the best tool?” I imagine a disaffected employee rolling their eyes, silently wondering when their next break is, and then distractedly telling you something like: “Screwdriver. The screwdriver is the best tool.” Then you’d go home to spend a few hours cursing that store clerk as you try, probably with very limited success, to cut a 2×4 with your new screwdriver.

Set Punch Locators by Cycle Locators – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Punch Locators by Cycle Locators

Set the Punch In and Punch Out locators to the values of the Cycle locators. Sets part of a track to be recorded (during playback) of the Cycle area.

The _magic_ of digital punch-in and punch-out is hard to estimate. Just play the little section over and over again, with a new recording each time, and then _comp_ the parts together? Unheard of…

Punch in and out of audio recordings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.

 

5 Polar Patterns explained – easy to understand | LEWITT

5 Polar Patterns explained – easy to understand | LEWITT

It is essential to know polar patterns to get the perfect recording out of your microphone. Here you’ll learn everything you need to call yourself a pro.

Nice pictures describing coverage.

Zoom Meetings with OBS an iPhone and a green screen

Zoom Meetings with OBS an iPhone and a green screen

With the Covid-19 situation in the spring of 2020, the University of Arizona, along with a lot of the country, sent us all home to work. Quickly our lives turned into hopping from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting, with the oddball Teams, Slack, Skype, WebEx, Chime, BlueJeans… who am I missing?

Toggle Auto Input Monitoring – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Auto Input Monitoring

Use this when doing punch recording. Typically you would have it on so you can hear previous recorded input that switches to “live” at the punch-in location.

You can use the key command to toggle the mode, configure the control bar to have the Auto-Input Monitoring button available (speaker with AUTO underneath), or toggle the setting with the Record button (control-click for menu).

Turn on input monitoring for audio tracks – Logic Pro X Help

You can turn on input monitoring to monitor audio tracks that are not enabled for recording. This is useful for setting audio levels or practicing parts before you commit to recording.

 Punch in and out of audio recordings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When it comes to judging punch-in and punch-out points during punch recording, you should turn on auto input monitoring (which it is, by default). This setting allows you to hear the input signal only during the actual recording; before and afterward you’ll hear the previously recorded audio on the track. If auto input monitoring is turned off, you can always hear the input signal.

Editing and Mixing 68 Socially-Distant Orchestra Members Into One Composite Performance | Production Expert

Editing and Mixing 68 Socially-Distant Orchestra Members Into One Composite Performance | Production Expert

This is why the Wisconsin Youth Symphony reached out to our studio. They wanted us to put together individual videos of each member of the orchestra so the students could have a “performance.” The students would film on their own at home, send us the files, and our team would create a composite video and mix the audio. The song? Rossini’s William Tell Overture Finale.

FREE Piano Recording Techniques – Get A Great Piano Sound | Production Expert

FREE Piano Recording Techniques – Get A Great Piano Sound | Production Expert

In this series, we are going to look at how to record a wide range of sound sources from a solo vocal through guitars, bass, piano strings, brass woodwind and percussion, before moving onto the drum kit. In part 5 we are going to look at recording a piano.

How to capture live drums with Studio One: a step-by-step guide

 

How to capture live drums with Studio One: a step-by-step guide

Learn how to lay down a rhythmic foundation for your Studio One projects by capturing live drums – even if you’ve only a few mics to hand.

Discard Recording and Return to Last Play Position ⌘. – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Discard Recording and Return to Last Play Position    ⌘.

The command-period command has been used by many applications to abort/cancel a long running operation. Sometimes I find myself using it to try to stop a bounce or export, to little avail.

I think that I would be happiest doing recording using Logic if I could see the performer. My memory just turned my whole computer into a PortaStudio with 4 tracks on a cassette 😉

Advanced recording commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Discard Recording and Return to Last Play Position: Use to delete the recording and move the playhead back to the last play position. Unlike Record/Record Repeat, you need to manually begin a new recording, using any Record command.

 

Record off for all – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Record off for all

Turns off “Record” for all channels. I can’t seem to find any specific documentation for this.

“Record off for all” is mapped to OPTION+REC button on an MCU. If you press and hold OPTION, then press REC all channels will have Record turned off.

Mackie Control channel strips (1 to 8) – Control Surfaces Help

OPTION
Disable Record Enable button for all tracks.

 

1962 BBC Training Manual | Martin Mitchell’s Microphones

1962 BBC Training Manual | Martin Mitchell’s Microphones

In the 1951 BBC Microphones training manual we saw that the corporation functioned with a small selection of British manufactured microphones, most of which had been in service since the 1930’s.  So when I saw this Manual from 1962 I was curious to see how ‘Auntie’ had moved on into the swinging sixties.

The microphone layouts for orchestra and “dance bands” are outstanding.

What a neat resource.

How To Record Edit And Mix A Choir Remotely For A UK TV Broadcast | Production Expert

How To Record Edit And Mix A Choir Remotely For A UK TV Broadcast | Production Expert

On Thursday, April 16th 2020, Lucy shared an ITV news segment of a moving tribute to our wonderful National Health Service (NHS) workers and those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 here is the UK. Apart from making her tear up just a tad, the main reason she shared it was because it was something she worked on with her husband Phil, the Musical Director of The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir (the one waving his arms about in the video). In this article, Lucy explains how it came about and how they managed to pull it off. Over to Lucy.

Well of course I have to have a link to a case study of driving a  choir over the internet…

Select Next Take or Comp ⌥⇧↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Next Take or Comp   ⌥⇧↓

Unheard of in my days of making music. Now, choose the best parts and put them to good use. The differences between performances and productions…

Comping overview – Logic Pro X

Imagine a scenario in which you have recorded multiple performances of a vocal solo over the same section of a project. You can select the best parts from the different performances and piece them together into a single master take. This is the process of “making a composite take”—commonly referred to as comping—and is achieved by using the Quick Swipe Comping feature. You can also drag or cut the contents of take folders.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Record Repeat – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Record Repeat

The description makes it sound like a “cycle” recording, but that would be better described by multiple takes. Use this command to not make a new take, but to simply delete the current recording and start recording anew.

I expect that this would be a very handy command to program into Logic Remote. Using Logic Remote to control recording is an excellent idea, and remarkably useful for doing self recordings. No need to sit in front of the computer to drive the DAW, just be in the recording position and use a tool in your hands or next to you.

Advanced recording commands – Logic Pro X

Record/Record Repeat: Use to delete the recording, move the playhead back to the recording start position, and start recording again.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND