Musician's Guide to Home Recording Book

Microphones for the Recording Musician (The Musician's Guide to Home Recording)

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Authors: Craig Anderton and Phil O'Keefe

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About This Book
The Importance Of The Microphone
Tips And References
Microphone Basics
Microphone Types And Technologies
Microphone Polar Patterns
Key Takeaways
Microphone Accessories
High-Pass And Low-Pass Filters
Pad Button
Acoustical Screens And Shields
Protective Case Or Pouch
Pop Filters
Microphone Cables
Mic Stand
Microphone Shock Mount
Mic Preamps
Mic Clips
Mic Sleeves
Stereo Bar
Remote Control
Key Takeaways
Microphone Connections
Impedance
Impedance Options
Microphone Levels
Sound Pressure Levels
Microphone Sensitivity
Preamplifiers
Connecting Your Microphones
Powering Condenser And Ribbon Mics
Phase And Polarity
Key Takeaways
The Home / Project Studio Microphone cabinet
Condenser Mics
Ribbon Mics
Dynamic Mics
Outfitting The Mic Locker And Building It Up Over Time
Comparing Mics And Preamps
Key Takeaways
Stereo Miking Techniques
A-B (or Spaced-Pair) Stereo
Xy Stereo
Ortf Stereo
Mid-Side Stereo
Blumlein Stereo Pair
Don't Forget Omni Mics
Key Takeaways
Miking Specific Instruments
Vocals
Guitar Amps
Acoustic Guitar
Rotary Speaker Cabinet
Electric And Synth Bass
Synth Bass
Drums
Horns And Saxophone
Key Takeaways
Additional Tips
Miking Synthesizers And Electronic Instruments
Miking A Band
The Pros And Cons Of Close-Miking
Get The Sound Right At The Mic
Key Takeaways
About The Authors

This book focuses on microphones as the essential link between the recording process and vocals, guitars, pianos, drums, and other acoustic sounds. Choosing the right mic can make or break a song. Authors Phil O’Keefe and Craig Anderton cover how to choose and apply mics with real-world examples and explanations.

Topics include the following:

• Understanding different microphone types

• Essential miking accessories

• Mic preamps and connections

• Stereo miking techniques

• How to mic specific instruments

Loaded with illustrations and featuring sidebars with details on selected topics for those who want to know “why” as well as “how,” Microphones for the Recording Musician gives the practical knowledge needed to make the best possible home studio recordings.

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CRAIG ANDERTON is an internationally recognized authority on technology and music. He has toured, played Carnegie Hall, mastered hundreds of tracks, and been involved with dozens of major-label releases as a player, producer, or engineer. He’s also written over thirty books (including the seminal Home Recording for Musicians) and thousands of articles, and is the co-founder of Electronic Musician magazine. Known for his ability to demystify complex subjects, Anderton has given seminars on technology and the arts in thirty-eight states, ten countries, and three languages. He lives in Nashville.

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