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SongCraft 101 - Producing Lauren Balthrop .
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To ensure a good mix, it really helps if you _______________.
primarily use visual feedback
invest in the most expensive equipment you can afford
listen to the master output at a high volume level
listen to the master output at a low volume level
According to Ben Arthur, what works best for getting a great mix?
Listen to the mix at the lowest possible level
Use the best monitors you can afford
Use the best audio interface you can afford
Listen to the mix very loud
What’s important when using two microphones to capture one instrument?
Place the microphones very close to the source
Look out for phase cancellation
Use omnidirectional microphones
Use paired microphones whenever possible
The proximity effect affects only directional microphone. True or false?
What is a good starting point when positioning a microphone to record an acoustic guitar?
Place the mic over the neck of the guitar
Place the mic just over the sound hole
Place the mic where the neck meets the body of the guitar
Place the mic over the bridge of the guitar
In the tutorial, how did they find the tempo of the song?
Using an iPhone app
With a drum machine
With a metronome
Using Logic’s tap tempo feature
Mic level is a much ______ level than line level in voltage.
A pad is a preset attenuation device that will drop the input by a fixed amount, usually -10 or -20 dB. True or false?
Editing in a DAW is ______ process.
It is best to bounce the 24-bit pre-master as loud as possible without clipping. True or false?
Why is it important to get the tempo of a song at the start?
To make the artist feel comfortable
Because once you start tracking real instruments, changing the tempo will be a problem
To create the drum pattern
With today’s time stretching technology, it is not that important anymore
A low frequency artifact in an audio recording is often called…
What should you do if an element works well on its own but not in the context of the song?
Throw it away
Use creative processing to make it fit better
The process of moving notes to correct the imperfection in the timing of a performance is called...
What kind of click was used when recording the song?
A Superior Drummer loop
The click track in Pro Ts
A GarageBand loop
What was the roll-off set frequency on the microphone when recording the acoustic guitar?
An Aux Send that is _____ will send a copy of your signal to the Aux output at the level determined by the Aux Send itself.
A low frequency roll-off is the same thing as a high-pass filter. True or false?
Producing Lauren Balthrop
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