Miking Guitar Amps with Russell Pilling

In this video, Chief Engineer at Damien Gerard Recording Studios Sydney - Russell Pilling - talks about the Miking Guitar Amps.

If you have an enquiry or would like to book some time at Damien Gerard Studios simply call us or use the bookings email below:

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Web: http://www.damiengerard.com.au

Studio Address: 174 Mullens Street Balmain 2041

This video was produced by Damien Gerard Studios with the help of:

Peter Montgomery (editor / camera / music)

Phone: 0404 817 613

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Rusty's tip of the week # 7 - Room Mics

When you have a great live room, then its crazy to not use 'Room Mics' to really capture the full sound.
If you are able to isolate all the amps when live tracking so the drums are 90% the only sound in the main room then a mono mic 20-30 Foot away is a great start but even better is a stereo pair in a stairwell, up high in a corner or utilising another space as we do just outside the live room iso door in a great concrete high ceiling area where we are able to open and close the door to control how much of the room hits the mics.(see pic) This tip is all about using your ears and experimenting, put the room on a separate track and try different compressors and eq - use your imagination and work out where it works/or not in the song.

Rusty's tip of the week # 6 - Live in the studio

Having an entire band play live in the studio can be a daunting prospect. With all those mics + lines, all that spill, things can easily spiral out of control, whoa... In fact, this is how The Beatles, The Stones, The Stax, Motown, Chess Studio bands and even the Swampers down in Muscle Shoals Alabama (who cut all the massive 70's tracks with Aretha, Clarence Carter, Wilson Picket, Otis Redding and so many more) recorded. All in the studio playing live, vibing off each other and creating those legendary feels that are so sought after today.

Read more: Rusty's tip of the week # 6 - Live in the studio

The UREI 1178 Compressor with Russ Pilling

In this video, Chief Engineer at Damien Gerard Recording Studios Sydney - Russell Pilling - talks about the Urei 1178 Compressor. 

If you have an enquiry or would like to book some time at Damien Gerard Studios simply call us or use the bookings email below:

Phone: (+61) 2 9331 0666

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Web:  http://www.damiengerard.com.au

Studio Address: 174 Mullens Street Balmain 2041

 

This video was produced by Damien Gerard Studios with the help of:

Jaimie Carter (camera operator) 

Web: http://cartermedia.com.au/about/

 

Peter Montgomery (editor / interviewer / additional footage)

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Setting Up a LIVE Recording Session

In this video: Chief Engineer at Damien Gerard Recording Studios Sydney - Russell Pilling - takes you step by step through his entire process for setting up a live recording session. He shows you what mics he uses on each instrument, proper mic placement and signal paths.

He also shows you:

How to Mic Up a Drum Kit

How to Mic Up Guitar Amps Properly

How to Record Bass Using a DI and Mic Without Phase Issues

How to Set Your Compressors

EQ  Settings on the way in to Protools

…and a whole lot more.

PLUS…

at the end of this video you get to watch Eugene (the band) track a live take. The recording you'll hear is actually a mixed version of their song with overdubs and is a great example of how your songs could sound prior to mastering

If you have an enquiry or would like to book some time at Damien Gerard Studios simply call us or use the bookings email below:

Phone: (+61) 2 9331 0666
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web:  http://www.damiengerard.com.au
Studio Address: 174 Mullens Street Balmain 2041

This video was produced by Damien Gerard Studios with the help of:

Jaimie Carter (camera operator) 
Web: http://cartermedia.com.au/about/

Peter Montgomery (editor / voice over interviewer)
Web: http://petermontgomerymarketing.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterMontgomeryMarketing

Eugene (the band)
Web: http://eugenetheband.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eugenetheband

You can download the mastered version of That'll Do Pig - written and performed by Eugene (the band)
as part of their EP from Bandcamp: http://eugenetheband.bandcamp.com/album/thatll-do

Recorded in July 2015 with Russell Pilling at Damien Gerard Studios, Sydney Australia.

Mixed by Helmut Uhlmann at Bunk Bed Beats. 

Mastered by Don Bartley at Benchmark Mastering.
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