Music Technology Exam - Studio Problems and Solutions

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Studio Problem - Engineer can't remember how many microphones needed to record stereo?
2
Studio Problem - keeping in time
click track or guide track
Studio Problem - spill between microphones
Acoustic barriers
Adjust mic position
Use cardioid or hyper-cardioid pickup patterns
Studio Problem - high levels causing clipping
Turn record level down
Use a Compression
Studio Problem - need stereo capture
Stereo Pair
Studio Problem - Wide dynamic range of instrument
Compressor
Studio Problem - Instrument Squeaks and Rattles
WD40 / Lubricant
Tighten hardware
Studio Problem - poor tuning
Tune instrument
Studio Problem - poor intonation (singing or playing out of tune)
Better monitoring
One ear off, one ear on
Studio Problem - poor balance between drums
Adjust microphone placement
Studio Problem - Rubbish Song
Sack the singer
Studio Problem - pops on vocal track
use a pop shield
Studio Problem - sibilance on vocal track
Use a de-esser
Studio Problem - Hiss on track
Use noise reduction
Studio Problem - Crackle and / or glitches on track
Use 'noise remover' plugin
Studio Problem - Levels too low
Turn up the gain
Studio Problem - Keyboard level is too loud
Press the PAD switch on the DI box
Studio Problem - I tried putting a microphone in front of the decks and got no sound
Use a DI box!