There are many tools to be utilized in a recording studio, but the coolest ones are microphones and processors. This chapter covers microphone choice and techniques that will allow you to effectively capture any sound source. It also covers techniques to use processors to make your tracks sound better, worse, or just plain crazy. Feel free to consult the companion Website at for reviews and pricing on current microphones and processors to assist you in your purchasing decisions.


To review, three main types of microphones are used in recording studios. First, the dynamic microphone is better on explosive sounds such as drums and electric guitars because it takes some inertia to get the mass of the diaphragm ...

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