Recording Electric Guitar and Vocals With One Microphone

You know I’ve been doing these one-mic recordings for Songsmiths? Well, so far the musicians auditioning have played acoustic guitars, but Katleho arrived with an electric and a practice amp. Should I mic the amp separately? Nah. I placed the amp on a chair facing Katleho and the vocal mic – in omni – pretty […]

Recording a Voice-Over with LM Radio Personalities

What a pleasure it was to watch these seasoned voice-over professionals work. Two of them earned their stripes on-air and are currently personalities on LM Radio. As you can imagine, not everyone can carry a radio show. You have to be articulate, spontaneous, fun and creative. You also have to be a bit of an […]

Compressing Audio for a Live Music Performance Video

Most of us know what it sounds like when you’re sitting in a room, listening to someone play acoustic guitar and sing. So, when you see a video of a guy in a room playing a guitar and singing, you have an expectation of how it should sound. That’s my theory anyway. The first time […]

Producing a Video on a Budget – Music Video Editing

What is Post Production? I’m going to discuss music video editing, but first a little bit about post production. Video post production is where the final product is crafted through colour correction, editing and the application of visual effects. It ain’t just editing. In the commercial post production world, there are people and facilities that specialize […]