Standard 3-point Micing Technique (Advanced)

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How to make your guitar sound full, large, and deep even if you record in your bedroom?
In this advanced lesson, I introduce you to the “standard 3-point micing technique” that picks up the different personalities of an electric guitar and amplifier with a “bright” mic, a “dark” mic, and a “back” mic. This recording approach mirrors the “standard 3-point lighting technique” and its “key” light, “fill” light, and “back” light to form the basis of most lighting approaches for video, film, and still photography. The "standard 3-point micing technique" offers multiple mixing options based on different mic combinations, creative panning, and time delay. These options will provide you with an enhanced pallet of guitar flavors that you will be able to manipulate within the scenario of your track.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Music Technology Cookbook: Ready-Made Recipes for the Classroom
EditorsAdam Patrick Bell
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020

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