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This is video one out of four, in which we will learn in depth about everything that you need to know to make a first audio recording.
You’ve been practicing your instrument for quite a while now, and spent countless hours playing, so now the time has finally come to make your recording and share it with the world.
Let’s take a look at everything that you’ll need to have to make this happen.
First of all, we’ll need a computer with a DAW installed. So a DAW is a Digital Audio Workstation. It’s a piece of software that allows you to record, edit and process your audio. We will be using Reaper.
Next up, we’ll need a audio interface. I will be using Stienberg UR22mkII. So what an audio interface does, it takes your audio signal, turns it into digital data and then communicates it to your computer. You can find many different types fitting any budget.
Depending on what kind of instrument we’ll be recording, electric or acoustic, we we’ll record both and look at every scenario.
You will need other microphone. So this a large diaphragm condenser microphone and a XLR cable, which we will use to connect the microphone to our audio interface.
Now, if we’re recording an electric instrument, which has an instrument output, we will need a jack-jack cable which will connect our audio interface high-z input with the instrument.
And the last but not least, is the monitoring. We’ll need headphones to listen back to what we’re playing because this could make or break a performance.
Good monitoring is really essential. If you’re interested in any of the gear that I am using here, you can see all the links in the comment section.
And of course, we’ll need space for the recording. Space is essential when recording acoustic instruments.
An overly treated room will make a violin sound dull and uninteresting, so we’ll need to find nice reflective room such as concert hall in your music school.
If you’re recording an electric instrument, the room doesn’t really matter that much because you can add reverb later in post production.
In our next video, we will learn how to install and operate the basic functions of Reaper, our DAW.
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