Sessions objectives: 1. Demonstrate the ability to power up studio safely
2. Demonstrate the ability to record found songs
In this session the main objective was to record a short piece of my music with an instrument using a Shure Sm58 microphone. We did this in a group of four. Part of the session was also dedicated to just practise studio set up. We recorded a short piece with vocals and sounds of tapping through input 9 on the desk into Logic.
Session objectives: 1. To have listened to recordings made
2. To be introduced to the assignment
3. To have used the Patchbay
We spent the time in this session to edit the track through logic. Adding extra reverb and delay through logic. We also practised using the patch bay.
How the patch bay works?
So instead of plugging the microphone straight into the desk. The mic is being run through the TL audio( pre- amp), which is then run though the patch bay and the patch bay is then plugged into the desk.
Session objectives: 1. To have formed working studio gear and decide on a track
2. To know about 2 different mic types
In this session we learned about the differences between dynamic and condenser microphone. The advances and disadvantages about the them. The microphones we compared was the Shure SM58 and Rode NT2a.
Shure SM58 (Dynamic)
- Has a built in Pop Filter. A pop filter is what reduces the ‘popping’ sounds caused by the mechanical impact of fast moving air on the microphone during recorded speech and singing.
- It has a a tougher and thicker Diaphragm. Tougher meaning it is durable and Thicker meaning it is less sensitive to bleed.
Rode NT2A (Condenser)
- Needs phantom power (48 volts) in order to power it up
- It is much more sensitive, not just to volume but frequency. This means it will pick up much more frequency
- It is used more in studios