[ardour-users] A real howto on audio recording

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Sun May 13 14:48:07 PDT 2007

On Sun, 13 May 2007, lanas wrote:

>  Is there an online or book detailed tutorial on audio recording that
> can be applied to using Ardour and associated tools like Jamin ?  I feel
> I know so little about the basics of audio recording on how to get good
> results, what to look for in mixing instruments, how to suppress noise
> from mics, how to use 'effects' for enhancing mixes instead than for
> blatant effects, how to 'successfully' record accoustic bass, etc...

There are a good number of resources, both online and in print, that cover 
a lot of what you're looking for.  Also keep in mind that recording in the 
studio has some different demands compared to recording live, but a lot of 
the basic principles apply equally to both.

A Google search for "recording microphone techniques" or something similar 
will yield some useful reading.

Some good books on recording and sound engineering that I've used are:
"Sound Reinforcement Handbook, Second Edition" by Gary Davis

This is a very technical read, and it's one that almost everyone who makes 
a living from sound has in their library.

"The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" by Bobby Owsinski

Online, you can also find lots of good information on Mix Magazine's 
website, http://www.mixonline.com/, and other places like 
http://www.prosoundweb.com/ but you may want to take it in small doses 
because there will be lots of industry jargon...

Hope this helps

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