TrainingSnacks was present at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA and found some real intriguing gear! Here's a small sampling of some of the cool stuff such as the Akai MPC-X, Dave Smith/Pioneer SP-16, and Genelec 1237 monitors.
Attention audiophiles! If you've ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during famous recording sessions, this is your chance. The new podcast "Gear Club" which can also be found on Soundcloud and the Gear-Club website, is full of funny & interesting stories about recording techniques and gear.
Now you can listen to legendary producer/engineers John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Aerosmith) and Stewart Lerman (Sharon Van Etten, Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylan, Boardwark Empire) wax poetic about studio gear. These guys have a great time together but keep it focused on everything from monitoring to obsolete gear to their favorite microphones.
In the first episode, Stewart & John interview legendary recording engineeer, Jay Messsina (Aerosmith, Miles Davis, Cheap Trick).
Check out the embedded audio here & be sure to subscribe and follow them.
We just wrote this guide for podcasters which can be found on the AmericanMusical FB page here.
You'll learn the following:
1. The best type of microphones for podcasting.
2. How to place your microphone for optimal recording.
3. Using a pop filter to ensure your recording is free of plosives.
4. How to deal with reflections.
5. Microphone techniques.
The TrainingSnacks Recording Microphone Buyer's Guide is a great resource that explains how different types of microphones capture sound. Learn the differences between dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics as well as different polar patterns.
Tverb was developed in collaboration with legendary producer, engineer and musician Tony Visconti. The plugin was inspired by the iconic sound of the title track of David Bowie’s twelfth studio album Heroes.
Tverb is a faithful recreation of Visconti's three microphone technique used with Bowie on "Heroes" at Hansa Studios, Berlin. With the Tverb plugin you can run your tracks through this legendary room with one close mic and two movable stereo room mics with control over the response characteristics of the room.
Available for purchase or as part of Eventide's Ensemble Subscription, a really cool way to use every Eventide plug-in for a small fee on a recurring basis.
Portable recorders are an awesome tool for musicians, professionals, and students. They are the perfect way to capture your ideas when inspiration strikes, in high fidelity.
Click here to read the ultimate handheld recorder buyer's guide, written by Training Snacks!
The Whirlwind Little IMP is an inline impedance matching transformer used for plugging low impedance microphones with an XLR cable into high impedance 1/4" mic jacks. It can even be used to plug a microphone into a guitar amplifier, although this is not recommended if you're looking for quality sound.
All vocalists and emcees should own a microphone. This tutorial will teach you why you need your own mic, and how to ensure you buy the best one for your voice.
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The Eventide MixingLink is a high quality microphone preamp with an effects loop that allows singers to easily use their stomp boxes as vocal effects.
The Eventide Mixing Link is a Pro Audio Swiss Army Knife that every studio owner and gigging musicians should have. Watch the commercials to see everything its capable of such as singing through your stompbox, using it as an amp switcher, a direct box, an A/B switch, for re-amping, or one switch to control your entire pedal board.