Gearfest 2011: Tracking 6/6 The Whole Band

Gearfest 2011: Tracking 6/6 The Whole Band


Fab and Meredith McCandless track the Will Knox Band in front of 300 people on the Sweetwater theater stage during Gearfest 2011.

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Gearfest 2011 : Recording 6/6

Duration : 00:09:06

This is a real-time shoot of a prototypical tracking session, with no smoke or mirrors. Going from scratch to a rough mix in an hour or so with mic choices and placements, preamp choices and mic swapping for tone shaping. All steps are explained and commented.

Tracked with Avid ProTools HD|Native, full line of Royer Ribbon mics and Mojave Condenser mics, UA 4-710, UA610, Great River MP2NV, Great River EQ1-NV preamps and eqs as well as Dangerous Music Monitor ST, Dangerous Music Summing and Focal speakers.

Part 1:
- Preparing the session
- Kick drum

Part 2:

Part 3:
-Preamp choices and comparisons

Part 4:
- Vocal + Guitar

Part 5:
-Upright bass

Part 6:
-Room Mic
-Tracking the band

This seminar was sponsored by Dangerous, Avid, UA, Great River, Royer, Mojave, and Focal.

Please download the associated files to check out the results on your system. The file is available on the Part 1 page of this series. Just click on the orange square shaped button with a beautiful waveform design on it.

More music from Will Knox here.

What you have to say
I was interested how the vocal mic had no plosives; my experience with ribbons has shown pops and plosives are normally a problem when the mic is that close , even with a filter. The Royer seems to be very useful.
Cheers, Ross
Very informative Fab! Great way to reinforce theory with lreal world experience.
"Because they are professional musicians" Funny and so real ;)
Extrêmement divertissante et instructive cette série vidéo. Ton sens du PR est incroyable !
Wow, amazing. Where can we see the mixing video?
Very Nice!!
I actually like better this perfomance sound , than the original on "youtube".. yes of course this was better conversion.. but actually all the dynamics on this sound is GREAT! I hope someday we have albums like this ;)
AWESOME video series Fab!!!

You're the only person I know that can record a live band while explaining the process and be entertaining... all in 1 hour!!!

Gearfest 2011: Tracking 6/6 The Whole Band