In this video, Fab Dupont demonstrates how to record the great Julian Peterson with only one microphone. Thing is, Julian does not only sing, he can also play the guitar at the same time. This tutorial will show you how to deal with the placement of the mic in order to obtain proper balance between guitar and vocals. Not that easy.
This video also explores the influence of the acoustic environment, as well as the choice of the microphone pattern on the quality of the recording. Should one use gobos? How does one avoid classic tonal issues with the vocals ? What difference does an omni-directionnal pattern make on the shape of the final sound? These questions and many more are answered in detail in this 23 minute condensed crash course on minimalism in micing.
firstname.lastname@example.org •Saturday, September 18, 2021
Great artist! Really dug the showcase of difference of the panels vs no panels.
Pisko Music •Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Gracias, linda clase! Julián interpreta muy bien! Por favor dos preguntas simples:
1. Algún fundamento técnico en contra de probar con un filtro pop?
2. Cómo lograr efectivamente un patrón polar 8 usando dos cardioides?
Merci : )
DannyOwl •Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Brilliant...very inspirational. I am now questioning why I use so many microphones for the same situation. Very clean sound with one microphone. I'm going to try the same process with a stereo ribbon.
jens.s •Monday, January 18, 2021
I dont find this video being about recording but mic placement. No info about preamp gain or compression and thats what I would like to call recording, the whole picture. I think many videos here lack that info.
bassmothership •Sunday, January 12, 2020
"Don't forget to not sing in the microphone but in front you you, if you dont want to get slapped"
psmixedit •Friday, August 2, 2019
Julian is Dope! Thanks Fab!
Bem Abu •Thursday, June 6, 2019
I PREFARE like the one recorded in OMNI SETTING.
reddirt •Thursday, November 15, 2018
Great stuff as usual Fab; the big room to the side was my preference for the vox but I would have tried dropping the mic a smidgen to get more guitar ; it gets lost for mine.
Another option which is not r exactly in the remit of the vid but none the less is useful is to add a dynamic ( 58ish) fairly close in to the vocalist and record that as a separate track to feed a reverb independent of the guitar. Could be used as the mic to keep the vocalist aiming forward if required.
The 2 sources /one mic ,no phase issues sound is very likeable for sure.
Thanks again, Ross
originart •Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Great little illustration but promotes local realtors so we'll all build big enough spaces to keep the toys nearby ;-) (I have the mics, I have the outboard gear, I have the acoustic panels, I need the room!) :D
eignasiak •Thursday, December 14, 2017
I want a Julian Peterson!
viccieleaks •Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Loved these videos
Dazz13 •Sunday, November 27, 2016
Very good. I would have never noticed that many changes within the mic placement and yet would be the first to complain about the guitar and vocal 'not sounding like a proper guitar and vocal' so very insightful. Nice video and a great song too. :)
(P.S: Thankfully my Aston Spirit also has OMNI)
johnguacala •Saturday, October 29, 2016
Fab Thanks for share all your knowledge, is a real privilege the information that you and all the mentors share to the world of mixing.
I want to know what is the mic did you use.
Saludos desde Argentina!
purecountry70 •Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I have respected your Engineering for years , but everything you show and all the gears you use is for the pro , as well as gear that cost thousands of Dollars. I'd Like to see Videos that would be effective for the home recording Engineer. One of your Microphones probably cost as Much as all my gear , I just bought a new Console , ( well new for me ) a Mackie SR40 - 8 how can I make my Console more effective for me and my Studio
FacPhoto •Sunday, July 12, 2015
Great tutorial, love how the side-micing tamed the consonants. I liked the close side in the bigger room far better than the booth. Much more detail. Thanks fab, I think you´re an incredible recording engineer. Loved the recordings on the Joy Stelar session, great song too =)