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Randall was about to be fired

This was Randall’s Last Day

A young kid walks in the store… he says “You sell PA Systems? My brother is starting a band and I’m gonna be the sound guy”

In this society, you will find there is a home studio in just about every other home on the street. With the ease of Digital Recording Studios, everyone thinks they can be an engineer, sound guy, producer and record label. Unfortunately, so do most other people too. Because folks haven’t taken the time to learn to hear music properly, recorded sounds have lost their integrity and most live sound is simply trash. They aren’t what they used to be… they aren’t anything at all. The time it takes to record music properly doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Folks don’t want to take their time to make sure that the finished works provide a listening experience that is worth while.

The Sound Guy Had a Hearing Problem

When the singer says bring up the monitors and the sound guy looks at them as if they just grew an extra head… Houston, we have a problem. We have some news for you… buying a cheap, run of the mill, PA System, showing up, pluggin in a couple of microphones and running some cables… Does not make you a Sound Guy! It takes years to master the ability to control sound so that it works perfectly for the environment it was intended for.

So, yea…. We sell PA Systems, but your going to wanna pick-up some humble pie and some experience with that purchase.

Learn what it takes to mic vocals just right! What type of mics to use, where to place your EQ, how to use outboard equipment and so much more! Mike Eaton shares with us the technique of micing vocals and the parts of the vocal chain in Part One. Join us in Part Two for more information on micing Guitars!

Tech Talk – The Vocal Chain – Part Two

vocal chain and microphones

Radio used condenser mics to get that bassy sound we all know and love from radio.