Showing how an accidental setting on a HPF filter can damage the recording, Marcel chooses the best position for the Rack Tom mics.
Marcel shows us how he decides on a position for the hi-hat mic, and how to avoid wind noise.
With four mics on top and two on the bottom, Marcel explain how to get all six in phase for a great snare sound.
EQ for free! Marcel uses four in-phase microphones to achieve a certain amount of tone control without reaching for the EQ knobs.
How have your microphone choices changed when working with Tori in the studio and live?
When recording vocals, what is your suggested position for the mic, how far would the singer be from it and how might that vary?
What is your favourite creative effect to use in production besides EQ and compression?
What is the most challenging thing when sound engineering for Tori Amos?
How can I make live drum recordings sound more vintage and aged?. This simple question has a simple answer: Use vintage equipment and recording techniques. Easy? Of course not.
Are compressed audio files acceptable?
Marcel’s answer is clear. “If you love music, then compressed files are no good. That is the end of it.”