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Studio One Free » Cant find drum loops! » Go to message
On the Studio One Free webpage: http://studioone.presonus.com scroll down to the Frequently Asked Questions section and click on the "Does Studio One Free come with any content?" link. It will tell you how to download the content.
Studio One Free » cant download studio one » Go to message
Looks like other people had that same problem. Check this forum post: http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/27858.page
You might also want to consider trying the demo version of Studio One Pro. I think that at the end of the 30 day trial you can choose to continue using the program as the free version. http://studioone.presonus.com
Copyrighting, Demo Tips, Press Kits, ASCAP/BMI Membership » Genre » Go to message
I'm not sure about your "genre", maybe someone else can help you determine that, but in the United States, as well as many other countries, you have automatic copyright on your work once you finish it. It might be wise to register your copyright though. You should visit the copyright office: http://www.copyright.gov and see this forum post: http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/30369.page
Studio One General Discussion » sibelius and studio one » Go to message
Why take all the fun out of scoring your own composition, instead of a program handling it automatically for you? There would also be less mistakes to fix on the score. There are also many services available if you look that offer the preparation of sheet music of your piece.

See forum post here: http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/30383.page

Open source notation software: http://www.musescore.org
Mic Techniques » Vocal compression for an opera singer » Go to message
None! Plain and simple, if you are recording lieder, arias, or other operatic pieces. The proper placement of microphones (varies from concert hall to concert hall) in the recording is extremely important. The balance of dynamics between say for example, a singer and pianist, is controlled by the performers themselves for the most part.

Read this and look at the picture here: http://www.torgny.biz/Recording%20sound_3.htm

See the stereo miking posts for more information:
- http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/30473.page
- http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/29428.page
Mic Techniques » Binaural Miking/Recording » Go to message
Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that utilizes two microphones, arranged in such a way as to recreate a 3-D stereo sound. It is supposed to create the impression that the listener is actually in the room with the performers or instruments. "Dummy head recording" is the most common method used to make a binaural recording. Stereo headphones must be used to hear the full effect of this recording method.

Information about binaural recording can be found here: http://www.binaural.com/binfaq.html

Here's some example recording (scroll down to the mp3 links): http://www.binaural.com/serendipity/index.php?/categories/2-Sample-Sounds
- MP3 from the list on that site: http://soundtransit.nl/mp3/0987.Toby_Sinkinson.East_Trinity.middle_cove.mp3




Mic Techniques » Making a Homemade Pop Filter » Go to message
Mic Techniques » The Types of Microphones » Go to message
The most common types of microphones are:
- Dynamic microphones
- Ribbon microphones
- Condenser microphones

Info about these type of microphones can be found at:
- "Using and Choosing Microphones" - http://www.audiotechnologia.hu/fajlok/Record%20Now.pdf
- "Microphone Basics & Usage" - http://sonido.uchile.cl/manuales/abcs_of_mic_basics.pdf
- "Choosing and using mics" - http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep06/articles/microphones.htm
- "Types of Microphones" (basic info) - http://carlodramaqueen.wikispaces.com/file/view/Types+of+microphones.pdf






Mic Techniques » General Miking Tips for Classical Music » Go to message
Recorded in stereo, without any spot miked usually.
- Keep in mind that processing/effects of any kind are almost NEVER used. That means no compression, no eq etc..
- Close miking of any kind (including piano) is almost never used. Close miking (even a piano) does not produce the natural sound of an instrument.
- Dynamic contrast and balance in the recording comes from the performer/performers.
- Wrong notes/flubbed phrases are usually edited using a 4-point stereo editing technique.

The main principle is to try to recreate a natural performance as though you are right in the audience at a concert hall.

There are quite a few different stereo recording techniques used in the recording of Art Music, and most engineers seem to agree that less mics are better than many mics.

Here is an article that outlines in a brief manner some of the techniques used: http://www.sengpielaudio.com/DeccaTree-TryggTryggvason.pdf

Here is a link to a company that shares a little bit of information about their particular approach to recording: http://www.promusica-recordings.com/methods.html

An interview with a classical recording engineer can be found here: http://www.recordproduction.com/tony-faulkner.htm

I posted this interview video of the well known classical recording engineer (in the interview above) in another forum post, but I feel it is of importance enough to post again:



Here is a website that seems to be associated with Mr. Faulkner: http://www.greenroomproductions.biz/
How do I (You fill in the blank)? » Writing a Musician Biography » Go to message
A good biography helps the audience connect personally to the artist. Bios are an important marketing strategy, so the writing style and format matters tremendously. Always be sure to use proper grammar and proof read several times before calling it "finished".

Start by making a list on scrap paper. Things to consider including:
- Recent concert engagements you've had.
- Awards and degrees earned.
- Other accomplishments.
- Recording projects.
- Upcoming projects.
- Hobbies.
- Unusual facts about yourself.
- A quote from a good review.

It helps to make both a short and long version of your biography.

Here's a nice article about writing a bio for bands: http://blog.hostbaby.com/2011/08/writing-a-band-bio-for-your-website-create-an-artist-bio-that-rocks/
Mic Techniques » Miking Drums: Glyn Johns Technique » Go to message


Mic Techniques » Miking Electric Bass Guitar » Go to message


Mic Techniques » Miking Electric Guitar » Go to message
Some videos I found about general guitar miking:











Mic Techniques » Miking Acoustic Guitar » Go to message
Some videos I found about general acoustic guitar miking:











Mic Techniques » Miking Drums: With 4 Mics » Go to message




 
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