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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Using the I/O Module

We have talked about the manner in which the I/O module handles two different signals discretely, but we have not discussed the ramifications of this, nor have we discussed the way the audio professional uses this technology to his or her advantage. Let’s talk methodology for a moment.

Suppose we are recording a rhythm section, drums, electric bass, electric guitar, and piano. I will start by placing microphones on the drum kit, one each on the kick drum (K), snare drum (SN), hi-hat (HH), each of the three tom-toms (TOMs), and two on the overheads (OHs). I will plug the bass (BS) into a DI, which will be treated as a microphone input, and then place a microphone on the electric guitar (EGT) amplifier. Two microphones will ...

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