The last couple of weeks we have discussed in depth the various preamp types available on the market. From old to new, all these preamps have some stark changes in sound, quality, design, and most importantly color - but there are also some common elements shared across the board in a lot of cases and today I wanted to talk about utilizing these to best help your recordings, streamline your mixing, and get the most out of your microphone. Lets dive in.
Microphones can usually be divided up into 3 categories - Dynamic, Condenser, and Ribbon. But within these mic’s there is a whole lot more going on, and I want to touch on that today, along with a new video expressing the sound characteristics that marry these microphones and why.
Many home studios, or new to the game producers (hell, even ones that have been in it for a few years!) fail to invest in the correct things to better their quality, their workflow, and their knowledge of this craft. With this in mind, I felt it was worth sharing some insights that allowed me to move from recording 3-4 bands a year, and struggling to quit my full time job - to having my studio booked up 6 months in advance, and working with label bands.