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3:1 Rule (Extended Version)

3:1 Rule (Extended Version)

You’ve probably heard about the 3:1 Rule, a way of minimizing phase issues when using more than one microphone. However, the number three has a lot more to offer within the world of audio and music production: it can be used in arrangement strategies, decision-making processes or even mixing approaches.

One word of warning though: if you keep reading, the number three could become your new favorite number.

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 2

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 2

30 mics were placed around a drum set to show some of the most common microphone techniques used to record acoustic drums.

This second part of the article covers stereo techniques with two and more microphones, and also multi-mic setups and room/ambience mics.

All audio files are available to download.

Reamping boxes: shopping list

Reamping boxes: shopping list

Are you looking for a reamp box? Here is a list with some well-known reamping devices, sorted by price, and with all the relevant details.

Radial X-Amp and JCR, Palmer Daccapo, MW1 Studio Tool... and many more.

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 1

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 1

30 mics were used in a single drum set, to show some of the most common microphone techniques used to record acoustic drums; from one, two, three and four-mic methods, to multi-mic setups and room/ambience mics.

Download the audio files, and listen to the sound of different types of microphones, including coveted models such as AKG C12, Neumann U47 FET or Manley Gold…

Recording Vocals (Part II)

Recording Vocals (Part II)

This is the second part of a feature about vocal recording, with ideas, tricks and useful techniques you may use when recording one of the most amazing and complex instruments of all.

The first episode talked about technical aspects, this second part will offer ideas about how to keep things running smoothly in the recording session.

9 Ways a Band Will Make the Most Out Of Studio Time

9 Ways a Band Will Make the Most Out Of Studio Time

If you plan on visiting the recording studio in the next few months, this article is for you.

Assuming that there probably won’t be unlimited studio time available, these few tips may make a huge difference if you want your studio time to be as productive as possible.

What´s Reamping, how to set it up, and 14 ideas on how to use it

What´s Reamping, how to set it up, and 14 ideas on how to use it

Reamping is a simple yet powerful technique, that allows you to do a lot of things, from fixing a bad guitar tone, to adding interest to different instruments, and many more.

Keep reading to learn how to set it up, what devices you will need, and 14 cool things you can do with your re-amp box.

Recording Vocals (Part I)

Recording Vocals (Part I)

This is the first part of a feature about vocal recording, with some ideas, tricks and simple but useful techniques you may use when recording one of the most amazing and complex instruments of all.

This first episode will verse about technical aspects, and the second part will dive into more delicate matters…

Recording E. Guitars: Where to shoot at the cone (Part II)

Recording E. Guitars: Where to shoot at the cone (Part II)

The article 'Recording Electric Guitars: Where to Shoot at the Cone' continues with the ‘Crunch’ and ‘Lead’ tones, analyzed in this second installment.

Download and listen to 40 new audio files, to discover what to expect from each part of the cone.

Where’s the guitar tone you are looking for?

Recording E. Guitars: Where to shoot at the cone

Recording E. Guitars: Where to shoot at the cone

When recording electric guitars, moving the mic a bit may go a long way.

Download and listen to 20 different combinations of position & distance, and learn what to expect from each part of the cone.

Where´s the guitar tone you are looking for?

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