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How to learn the ins-outs of the studio

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dustinw155, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. dustinw155

    dustinw155 Guest

    Well for starters, I'm new here, my name is Dustin, hello all.
    I recently met with the owner of a studio in Louisville, Ky and told him I was interested in an internship at his studio. We began talking, and I told him about a few classes I was taking at school for Music Technology. I told him the intro class dealt with basic mic placement, etc. And he told me that just like everything in life, you had to have a good foundation.
    He later kind of quizzed me on things like signal chains, frequencies of diffrent instruments, voices, diffrences between certain mic's, etc... and I was of course speechless. I had none of the answers.
    So I was wondering if you all could offer me any help. I really want this internship, and I really want to impress the owner, and show him that I really will do the homework, and figure things out.
    Are there any books, and or articles that you all could offer to me so that I can begin to learn these things, to show him that I am capable of learning these things, and that this really is my passion?
    Thank you all for any advice that you can offer
  2. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Search mic placement, mic technique, mic pattern, etc. on this forum's search engine and on Google.

    You will have tons of information. Print it out if can afford to, or at least have it on your computer.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    Look for Howard M. Tremane's Audiocyclopedia. It old but it's a wonderful plethora of knowledge that is still pertinent today. If you can memorize just 1/5 of that book, I think you'll impress the studio owner? You might also want to learn how to properly coil microphone cables?

    Everything old is new again
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. dustinw155

    dustinw155 Guest

    Thank you all very much for your feedback. :cool: :D
    Does anyone know where I would look to find out the frequency ranges of diffrent instruments and things of that nature?
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Distinguished Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
    Home Page:
    Just look at the "EXIT" signs over the door.

    Sorry - Couldn't resist. Fire inspection recently... :-?
  6. MadMax

    MadMax Distinguished Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
    Home Page:

    Call me silly, but maybe try a Google of "frequency ranges of musical instruments"?

  7. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    1-Go to your instructor at the Music Tech school.
    2- Ask if they have an internship setup at various local studios. (many do)
    3- Ask if he will contact the studio you're interested in to see if they will take on an intern program with your school.
    4- Always show up 15 min early, and stay 15 min later.
    5- enjoy your new career
  8. dustinw155

    dustinw155 Guest

    Thanks Natural, I will definetly do all of those.
    And thank you to everyone who replied....and yes I did do a google search for "frequency ranges of musical instruments"...and I found alot. Thanks by the way MdMax...I somehow, in my excitement forgot to even look for something as simple as that.

    I compiled a couple of useful links, just in case there might be someone out there like me who needs to learn some more technical stuff that this business has to offer.

    This site has alot of the stuff I was looking for.

    along with this one

    This is a nice PDF file for eq'ing different instruments

    Thank you all, and if anyone else has any links they would like to contribute, that would be excellent. 8)
  9. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Nice links. Good reference/starting point.
  10. Rosemary

    Rosemary Guest

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