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Pat Vs CatFriday Nov 23rd 8:30pm - Friday Nov 23rd 11:30pmEdgeworth TavernMinmi RdEdgeworth, NSW  2285 Map“Pat vs Cat” is an epic battle of musical wills for all the ages. Consisting of Patrick (Pat) on lead vocals, harmonica, and guitar, Tristan (Cat) on lead...
What Are Microphone Pickup Patterns

What Are Microphone Pickup Patterns

Manufactures of microphones have developed several pickup patterns that are specifically designed for their intended use, so the following is brief description of what they’re called and what they do. Cardioid pattern: The cardioid pattern is best for general live...
Why Use A Shock Mount?

Why Use A Shock Mount?

Using a Shock Mount (cradle) as opposed to a clip? A very important part of the recording process is minimising the many many little problematic things that add up to just an average or bad result. One such important thing is the isolation of the recording microphone...
Why Use Quality Monitor Stands?

Why Use Quality Monitor Stands?

Well you don’t have to use them but it’s much better if you do. In every recording it’s the little things that either add up to a great result or magnify a problem that is repeated many times during the whole recording process. Basically it’s the sympathetic...
How do I Stop the Pops?

How do I Stop the Pops?

Typically it is the Par, Bar, Far & Push, sounding type of consonants that cause the most problem and without the aid of a pop filter will generate massive bottom end spikes in the vocal wave file that are very hard to get rid of once they’re recorded. Pop filters...
Keeping The Punch In Your Tracks

Keeping The Punch In Your Tracks

In this article we just give a quick overview of a couple of things to watch out for during the recording process that could rob your track of punch and presence in the final mix-down. In other articles we will examine these things in much more detail but just so your...
Mixing From Zero

Mixing From Zero

It’s always better mixing from zero volume.. After you record everything for your song zero all the faders, then bring up the kick drum to a reasonable level (leaving good head room space), then  as you add another channel (snare, OH’s, etc) try bringing it up from...
Creating The Stereo Field

Creating The Stereo Field

With a little bit of EQ and the right panning you can make your mixes sound almost 3D, that is left, right, forwards and backwards. Here is the tip… Kick drums, Snare drums, Bass guitars & Lead Vocals should be centre positioned in the mix (dead centre). These...
Understanding the Channel Strip

Understanding the Channel Strip

This tutorial is aimed to help beginners so we have kept the descriptions as free from technical hieroglyphics as we can. The strip is taken from channel 3 on the Behringer XENYX QX2442USB   Let’s take a closer look at what the buttons, sliders and dials do on a...