The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84045   Message #1550067
Posted By: GUEST, Hamish
26-Aug-05 - 05:14 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Zoom pocket studio queries
Subject: RE: Tech: Zoom pocket studio queries
Seconded, M Ted: I started multitracking many moons ago with two reel-to-reel decks, bouncing each time I dubbed a new track on. It certainly made you plan things out very carefully. Now, with non-destructive editting, virtual tracks and so on, it's easy to keep adding stuff on: but it's what you leave out that's just as important.

Best technical tip I suppose has got to be aim for high quality sounds in: decent level, low background noise, good but minimal eq. Add the effects later: you can't take 'em away if they're recorded in real time, and too many effects can muddy the overall end result.

Oh, that and don't let the technolgy take over. It's meant to be a musical experience, not a clinical, sterile record.

And have fun!