For any track that reaches your TV set, iPod or phone, there are many people who work hard for days and nights to make it special. Song production and recording is a ballgame that most laymen are unaware of.
From recording with an entire ensemble in a studio (in one take) and re-recording from scratch even if one note is off to now recording one word or phrase at a time. The song recording process has seen some major technological upheavals over the last couple of decades.
Here are a few requisites that one needs to produce audio tracks efficiently. Apart from commonly known techniques, understanding other crucial aspects of recording sound is important as well.
1. Recording properly
Recording of music or any kind of audio requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding about the physics of sound, studio acoustics, equipment and consoles. At Seamedu, our students are introduced to these subjects at the very beginning of the sound engineering and music production course.
Current tools and software makes this process quite easy. Read on to learn some simple steps that you can follow:
Seamedu’s sound engineering specialization emphasizes on music mixing techniques that help students become masters at mixing and balancing the tracks they work on.
Before mastering a track, re-record all your tracks to a single stereo file. Mastering a track is a complex process that should be done by trained engineers or professionals.
However, mastering a song is using tools like EQ, compression, saturation, and limiting to ensure uniformity and consistency of sound between multiple tracks on an album. Ultimately, what mastering does is that it creates a clean, comprehensive and cohesive feeling across all your audio.
All the aforementioned steps are like the legs of a table which keeps it sturdy. All should work in tandem and none can function without the other. The sound and music faculty at Seamedu helps students fine-tune this technique to produce distinguished soundtracks that sound clean and professional.
Some more tricks that sound obvious but are very crucial:
At Seamedu, our sound engineering students use DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and Nuendo. Industry-standard equipment, like the Avid S3 + Dock, Avid HD IO, Focusrite IO, Microphone Preamps, Dynaudio 2.1 Monitors, JBL 7.1 Monitors, different kinds of Microphones, Controllers and various other Outboard gear.
Seamedu gives you holistic training to excel in the field of sound engineering.
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