Tips & Techniques

Recording and mixing techniques

Watch leading recording engineers talking on camera about recording in the pro and home studio. Learn their unique and special recording tips, learn how to record and mix better.

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    Drum Recording with Dan Weller
    Drum Recording with Dan Weller

    Renowned in the metal scene with bands including SikTh, Enter Shikari and Young Guns, Dan gives us a behind the scenes look (and listen) at his drum recording setup with a tour around the kit to look at mic's and tuning etc on a session...

    Acoustic Guitar & Vocals with 1 Microphone
    Acoustic Guitar & Vocals with 1 Microphone

    Getting a good sounding recording with a guitarist that's also singing can be challenging.  Top recording engineer Russell Cottier shows 3 tips on how to get the best acoustic guitar and voice recording using a single microphone.

    Mixing Tips with Al Groves
    Mixing Tips with Al Groves

    Al Groves has produced, recorded and mixed many big name artists, here he shows us a load of great ideas and things to try while sat behind his SSL Duality mixing desk in his fantastic Liverpool studio, UK.

    How to record a live band in a studio
    How to record a live band in a studio

    Recording a band live in the studio can be great fun, it can increase the tension but also musicians can produce a performance that can be hard to beat - assuming the musicians are good and that they play well together.

    How to Record & Mix Drums (30 minute special feature)
    How to Record & Mix Drums (30 minute special feature)

    Grammy winning engineer Mike Exeter shows his great sounding Drum Recording methods with top session drummer Karl Brazil.

    Acoustic Guitar Recording - 7 mic setups with Sean Genockey
    Acoustic Guitar Recording  - 7 mic setups with Sean Genockey

    Sean Genockey is a London-based record producer, mixer, songwriter and guitarist and in this video shows 7 mic placement techniques - you can substitute the more expensive microphones with cheaper alternatives.

    1 SM57 for Recording Drums a single SM57 can produce Great Sounding Drums
    1 SM57 for Recording Drums A single SM57 can produce Great Sounding Drums

    Top recording engineer Mike Thorne shows how to get a great drum sound in his recording studio with limited equipment - using just one microphone.

    Drum recording with two microphones comparing AKG 414 and Coles 4038
    Drum recording with two microphones Comparing AKG 414 and Coles 4038

    We are planning a full studio tour and video interview with Andy Bowes at Catalyst Studios in the next few months but for now, we hope you enjoy watching this short video that we recorded with Russell Cottier pre-COVID on comparing two pairs of mics...

    Sylvia Massy recording setup and explanation
    Sylvia Massy recording setup and explanation

    Russell Cottier and the RecordProduction.com crew visited Edge Studios in Cheshire , UK, on a rainy day to find out about the famous recording techniques that Sylvia is known for - recording guitars through cheese and light bulbs, using hose pipe to get a different...

    Drum recording ideas with Mike Exeter & Clint Murphy
    Drum recording ideas with Mike Exeter & Clint Murphy

    Recording drums is a bit of a hot topic, certainly here at RP it is and you can never get enough tips and ideas to get a better or more interesting sound so it's great to be able to bring this new feature shot in...

    Andrew Dudman takes us around his live recording setup
    Andrew Dudman Takes us around his live recording setup

    Around 80 producers and engineers met up at  Abbey Road's Studio Three  in October 2018 to participate in a live recording workshop with senior Abbey Road Studios engineer Andrew Dudman.

    Drum recording with Clint Murphy & Mike Exeter
    Drum recording with Clint Murphy & Mike Exeter

    Woodworm Studios was the venue for our recording masterclass focused on rock and metal production - this was our drum recording section which we have edited to hopefully not run too long and we think that these methods would be of great interest to anyone...

    Acoustic guitar microphones compared
    Acoustic guitar microphones compared

    Mike Exeter met up with Barry Bayliss at Gospel Oak Studios near Birmingham, UK, to compare a range of microphones for recording acoustic guitar. Some of the microphones were very affordable and a few more expensive mics were thrown in too.

    Tape flange feature one way to get a flanging effect
    Tape flange feature One way to get a flanging effect

    A group of recording engineers met up at Rimshot Studios, a lovely recording studio in the UK's Kent countryside, to try out some ideas, share techniques and hang out.

    Piano recording workshop at Rimshot Studios
    Piano recording workshop at Rimshot Studios

    March 2017 - We were at Rimshot Studios recording some production videos in our series for the site with musician Nigel Powell, pop producer superstar Gary Stevenson and ace engineer / producer George Shilling . We were joined by several leading recording engineers.

    Piano recording techniques with Clint Murphy
    Piano recording techniques with Clint Murphy

    Clint Murphy was at Rimshot Studios recording some production videos with Mike Exeter and decided that as we had a lovely Bechstein Grand Piano in a lovely room with someone that could play (Michael Bunce) we recorded this short feature.