Selecting the best audio recording software can get confusing real quick. This is especially true for those who are just getting started at home recording. In this episode of the show I talk about the software I use and why.
Ep 19 | Selecting the Best Audio Recording Software
by David | 9 comments
Thanks Dave for your comments on various software. I just purchased MIXCRAFT Pro Studio 1 for my PC and am deep into the learning curve. Used GarageBand a few years back. I am looking forward to your comments as we go down the road. Also, just an FYI I am a wanna be jazz pianist and looking to do some piano, bass and drum things.
David, I was curious if you could give any advice on recording yells/Screams mine always will clip or be too quiet and throws off the mix. Also I really dig the videos they have help me so much! -Michael potter (Band: Lions In the Park)
Hey Micahel, thanks for the question and the feedback. Glad to have helped you out for sure. A few thoughts on the recording yells/screams. Keep the source at least 12″ off the mic and I would shoot for 18″ personally (if your using a studio condenser). Make sure to have a good pop guard about 2-4″ off the mic. Set your input gain to peak no more than 60%. This will make sure you don’t get clipping and give you a good clean signal to work with in post. Now to make sure you have something that is not to quiet in the end. Start by normalizing the track to -6db. From there, the best way to keep it from getting buried or overwhelming in the mix is compression and eq. On compression you might consider using the TRD Feedback II Try using one of the presets and see what results you get. You will want a good amount of compression to keep it under control and still heard in the mix. On eq, try using a high pass filter around 120Hz-150Hz. From there it all depends on the scream. If you get it set where it seems good in the mix but just buried at times, try pushing up a bit of the 2-4khz and see if that helps. Also pulling down a bit of the mids may help, between 250khz-500khz. Let me know if this helps and keep me updated on your progress. Have a great weekend!
Hello David,thank you for help
Your most welcome Dejan, hope you have an awesome weekend and keep in touch.
Great video, really enjoyed it. It’ll always be Pro Tools and Ableton for me, but that’s more from habit and comfort levels than anything else. It’s interesting to see a cross-section of DAWs being used out there.
Thanks for your input Rich, good luck with your site as well. Have a great day!
Very cool to see what everyone is using, and I enjoyed hearing your suggestions. Thanks Dave.
You bet Dan, have a great night.