“This week my mentor and I worked on microphone placement techniques. As a guitarist with a mentor who is a drummer, I requested that he critique my setup of a drum kit pieced together from the warehouse, followed by acquiring and setting up all of the microphones. Josh explained to me which mics were industry-standard per track and which were his personal favorites and why. I was responsible for transporting all of the equipment, maintaining a proper input list sheet, proper signal flow (we went from Studio A’s main tracking room to the Studio A SSL preamps), gain structure and DAW operation. We then tracked piece-by-piece and as a whole kit four different mic placement styles, comparing and discussing each respective sound. Invaluable knowledge.”
Every week we ask our students to review how they are progressing with our program.