Studio session plan

Topics: Microphone, Sound, Electric guitar Pages: 12 (1516 words) Published: April 22, 2014


TABLE OF CONTENTS1
BACKGROUND INFORMATION.2
INSTRUMENTATION.2
RECORDING PROCESSES.2
REFERNCE TRACKS.2
SESSION PLAN 1.
Drum Track Listings.3
Microphone Positioning.3-4
SESSION PLAN 2.
Bass Track Listings.5
Microphone Positioning.
SESSION PLAN 3.
Guitar Track Listings. (Rhythm)5
Microphone Positioning.
SESSION PLAN 4.
Guitar Track Listings. (Lead & Overdub)6
Microphone Positioning.
SESSION PLAN 5.
Vocal Track Listings.7
Microphone Positioning.
SESSION PLAN 6.
Drum Mixing.8
EQUALISATION PLAN.
SESSION PLAN 7.
Guitar and Bass Mixing.9
EQUALISATION PLAN.
SESSION PLAN 8.
Vocal mixing.10
EQUALISATION PLAN.
SESSION PLAN 9.
Final mix down and Bounce.11

Background Information
The band chosen to record is

BAND NAME

Bass Guitar/Lead VocalsJIMMY JIMMYSON
Lead GuitarJESSE JEFFERSON
Rhythm Guitar/Backup vocalsDAVE DAVIDSON
DrumsTOM THOMPSON

Recording Processes.
MULTI TRACK RECORDING
Track drums to a click track, record bass tracks, record guitar tracks, record vocal tracks, edit and mix drums, edit and mix bass and guitars, edit and mix vocals, create stereo mix filling the entire stereo field, bounce to disk.

Reference Tracks
As Blood Runs Black – In Dying Days
(kick sound, guitar tone)

Session Plan 1
DRUM TRACKING
1x 8 HR SESSION YAMAHA O2R
(NO LATER THAN WEEK 8/Friday 8th November)

TRACKLIST & MICROPHONES.

CHANNEL
INSTRUMENT
MICROPHONE
1
KICK
DD112/EV PL33
2
SNARE
SM57/EV PL35
3
TOM 1
SM57/EV PL35
4
TOM 2
SM57/EV PL35
5
TOM 3
SM57/EV PL35
6
OVERHEAD LEFT
RODE NT2A/ EV PL37
7
OVERHEAD RIGHT
RODE NT2A/ EV PL37
8
AMBIENT
RODE NT1A
9
UNUSED
UNUSED
10
UNUSED
UNUSED
11
UNUSED
UNUSED
12
UNUSED
UNUSED

MICROPHONE POSITIONING

KICK – DD112 or EV PL33 positioned inside the kick drum approximately 10cms from where the beater strikes the skin. SNARE- SM57 or EV PL35 Placed on top snare skin at approximately 11 O’clock on the snares rim from the drummers’ perspective. TOM 1- SM57 or EV PL35 placed on top Tom-tom skin at approximately 3 O’clock on the tom-toms rim from the drummers’ perspective. TOM 2- SM57 or EV PL35 placed on top Tom-tom skin at approximately 11 O’clock on the tom-toms rim from the drummers’ perspective. TOM 3- SM57 or EV PL35 placed on top Tom-tom skin at approximately 11 O’clock on the tom-toms rim from the drummers’ perspective. OVERHEAD LEFT- NT2A or EV PL37 positioned over the left side of the drum kit on a fully extended boom microphone stand pointing at the drummers left knee, and angled perpendicular to the ground. OVERHEAD RIGHT- NT2A or EV PL37 positioned over the right side of the drum kit on a fully extended boom microphone stand pointing at the drummers right knee, and angled perpendicular to the ground. AMBIENT ROOM MIC- NT1A Positioned approximately 5 meters away from drum kit at chest height on a figure of 8 pattern.

Session Plan 2
BASS TRACKING
1x 6 HR SESSION YAMAHA O2R
(NO LATER THAN WEEK 9/FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER)

TRACKLIST & MICROPHONES.

CHANNEL
INSTRUMENT
MICROPHONE
1
BASS D.I
DI MODULE ONBOARD
2
BASS D.I
DI MODULE EXTERNAL
3
BASS CAB
DD112
4
BASS CAB
SM57
5
UNUSED
UNUSED
6
UNUSED
UNUSED
7
UNUSED
UNUSED
8
UNUSED
UNUSED
9
UNUSED
UNUSED
10
UNUSED
UNUSED
11
UNUSED
UNUSED
12
UNUSED
UNUSED

MIC POSITIONING

DD112- Placed on axis at the center of the bottom left speaker cone. SM57- Placed on axis to the left of the center of the speaker.

Session Plan 3
GUITAR TRACKING
(RHYTHM)
1x 4 HR SESSION YAMAHA O2R
(NO LATER THAN WEEK10/FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER)

TRACKLIST & MICROPHONES.

CHANNEL
INSTRUMENT
MICROPHONE
1
GUITAR D.I
DI MODULE EXTERNAL
2
GUITAR CAB
RODE NT2A
3
GUITAR CAB
SM57
4
AMBIENT
RODE NT2A
5
UNUSED
UNUSED
6
UNUSED
UNUSED
7
UNUSED
UNUSED...
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