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  • Take Your Positions - How To Decide Where To Set Up When Recording

    By Phil O'Keefe |

    Take Your Positions - How To Decide Where To Set Up When Recording

    Where you decide to set things up really does matter…




    by Phil O'Keefe


    harmonycentralstudioplacementleader-ff9b4816.jpg.7ff1e461d6c93b64a17dbc5f05824ee8.jpgIt's impossible for me to tell you where the best locations are in your room because all rooms are different. You're just going to have to spend the time to try different things, but once you know how different locations and microphone placements within your room can change the sound, you can use that knowledge to your benefit when setting up the sound sources and placing the microphones. A little bit of time spent experimenting and listening to various locations within the rooms you regularly record in can teach you a lot about the sonic options that are available to you, and pay big benefits in the overall quality of your recordings. -HC-


    What do you think? Do you have questions about this article, or suggestions about how to set up when recording? Then be sure to click over to this thread in the Studio Trenches forum right here on Harmony Central and join the discussion!










    Phil O'Keefe is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer / producer and the Senior Editor of Harmony Central. He has engineered, produced and performed on countless recording sessions in a diverse range of styles, with artists such as Alien Ant Farm, Jules Day, Voodoo Glow Skulls, John McGill, Michael Knott and Alexa's Wish. He is a former featured monthly columnist for EQ magazine, and his articles and product reviews have also appeared in Keyboard, Electronic Musician and Guitar Player magazines.  

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