Monday, 14 December 2015

Recording over the past few weeks

In the recording aspect of the course we have been working on the track 'Supermassive Blackhole' with Matt, Amy, Sophie and Reuben; we started the track from scratch. We started off by recording drums, we used the AKG microphone set for recording drums, this includes:

  • AKG D112
  • AKG C 430
  • AKG D 40
  • Shure Sm57
(Yes we used the Shure mic for a snare, as there wasn't one for the snare in the AKG box). We found this a very good way of recording the drums, we patched these microphones into the stagebox. From the stagebox, the signal went into the Focusrite and TLA pre-amps, where we then recorded the signal into Logic. 

For the vocals we used a Rode NT2a in the booth, again going into the TLA pre-amp. The Rode NT2a is a great sounding condensor microphone, we used it because it is very versatile and worked perfectly for Sophie, Matt and my vocals. 

When we recorded the guitar, Matt and I recorded it in the live room without the studio, so we had to run it all off my laptop. We had Matt's guitar running through a Blackstar amp, then had 2 microphones (a Shure Sm57 and a Sennheiser E606). 

The bass was the easiest part to record because all we had to do was plug the bass into the TLA pre-amp and then patch the pre-amp into the desired channel. 

The MIDI was just recorded on a MIDI keyboard through the MIDI interface. 

1 comment:

  1. Well done for noting this information Hal, this is good but I feel you could expand on this information with details as to why this equipment was used. For example the TLA equipment is a good choice, but why? This will help you in the final unit this year achieve the Distinction grade.