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One mic, one guitar, one engineer: Join Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti as he talks to Braund Studios to show you how to mic an acoustic guitar with a single microphone. In this video, you’ll get to hear the results of the most popular mic positions for acoustic guitar in action, as well as an overview of what a microphone sounds like pointed at different parts of the guitar’s body and neck.

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Cranking it up to eleven, Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti shows you how to mic electric guitars using one, two, and even three microphones at a time. He’ll go through different microphone possibilities, different mic-positions, different options for blending—and as always, you’ll get to hear every result.
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Cranking it up to eleven, Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti shows you how to mic electric guitars using one, two, and even three microphones at a time. He’ll go through different microphone possibilities, different mic-positions, different options for blending—and as always, you’ll get to hear every result.
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Tis the season to be spooky! Or at least, there’s a one in twelve chance that ’tis the season to be spooky. If you’re reading this in any month besides October, you have two choices: You can use these tidbits in sound-designing a spooky, scary voice for appropriate media (scary movies, web series, theatrical productions, spooky podcasts, etc.), or you can grab yourself a stale bag o’ candy corn...

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In the following video, Rob Rives discusses how you can improve your studio mixing with Mackie’s latest line of monitors and controllers. This video explores the Mackie MR524, with its rear-panel controls for adapting the speakers to different room configurations, as well as adding the...
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In the following video, Rob Rives discusses how you can improve your studio mixing with Mackie’s latest line of monitors and controllers. This video explores the Mackie MR524, with its rear-panel controls for adapting the speakers to different room configurations, as well as adding the...
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In the final part of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and producer Bob Mallory, discuss how to handle the daunting task of choosing microphones, covering several examples from a single inexpensive dynamic to multiple pairs of condensers. Listen to A/B comparisons of spoken word and acoustic guitar sources recorded with different microphones, in the same acoustically...

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In the final part of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and producer Bob Mallory, discuss how to handle the daunting task of choosing microphones, covering several examples from a single inexpensive dynamic to multiple pairs of condensers. Listen to A/B comparisons of spoken word and acoustic guitar sources recorded with different microphones, in the same acoustically...
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There are so many items deemed a necessity in setting up and operating a studio. From high-quality audio interfaces to dynamic and time-based signal processing, your studio is an ever-evolving eco-system. The patchbay is a ubiquitous piece of hardware that many project studio owners don’t think they need, but then discover how incredibly helpful it can be. The carefully designed implementation of...
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In Part 1 of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and Bob Mallory (producer and engineer for Avatar Studios and Paste magazine), introduce you to the materials and construction methods needed to make your own acoustic panels for a home studio. From framing to covering, they discuss the ins and outs of assembling the panels, and the common problems that can be addressed by...

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In Part 1 of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and Bob Mallory (producer and engineer for Avatar Studios and Paste magazine), introduce you to the materials and construction methods needed to make your own acoustic panels for a home studio. From framing to covering, they discuss the ins and outs of assembling the panels, and the common problems that can be addressed by...
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In Part 2 of this three-part series, Justin Colletti, of Sonic Scoop, and Bob Mallory (producer and engineer at Avatar Studios and Paste magazine), discuss home-studio monitoring with multiple sets of speakers, headphones, and interface setups. Learn about recommended monitoring gear that can be acquired on a modest budget, as well as the pros and cons of different types of headphones for...
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In Part 1 of the Upgrade Now or Later series, we looked at some potential problems and rewards when upgrading software. In Part 2, the focus will be on changing and upgrading hardware, which could be analog, digital, or both. There is something uniquely satisfying about...
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Here’s what you need to know right off the bat: Mixing vocals for podcasts is quite different from mixing vocals for music, where the trend is to impart sheen, sparkle, luster, and other trebly adjectives. A simple A/B test between any Gimlet podcast against any Justin Bieber song will prove the difference: What constitutes a solid, pro sound in the podcast world is a meatier affair, and an...
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New hardware and software products are developed and introduced at a dizzying rate. From plug-ins to pop-filters, it never stops. It’s a full-time job just trying to stay informed of the latest release. Like the sea bringing endless swells to the shore, the industry brings innumerable waves of new marvels to our doors. When we see something new, we are instinctually intrigued. Frequently, the...
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