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matt levings one mic recording

Recording Acoustic Guitar and Vocals with One Mic

I’m loving these Songsmiths recordings. Songs played in their simplest form captured by one mic. Simple, beautiful. Recording acoustic guitar and a vocal with one mic eliminates the phase issues that can crop up when using separate mics on voice and instrument. In that 2-mic scenario, each mic picks up[…]

hayley recording audition on my home piano

Hayley Chooses Living Room Over Studio

14-year-old Hayley chose to play the piano in my house for her Songsmiths audition instead of recording in the studio (eish, but the piano needs a bit of attention, sorry). I set up my portable recording device on top of the piano where it could capture more voice than instrument, and[…]

Jaco Labuschagne recording his Songsmiths audition in The Cooler recording studio

Jaco Labuschagne is First to Record His Songsmiths Audition In-Studio

I recorded Jaco and his guitar with a single mic. No worrying about bleed and phase-cancellation. I did worry that I wouldn’t get the right balance between the voice and the guitar. Can’t do much to change that once it’s recorded. Well done, good luck and thanks for coming through,[…]