Audiodays Recording Seminar

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In this video, Fab records a trio in live conditions. The main challenge here is to anticipate and manage the bleed from all the instruments into all the microphones, get the best possible sound and capture the live energy and emotion of the band.

This tutorial will show you how to make fast decision, make compromises and how to get a good sound with what you have, along with basic recording concepts of guitar, vocals, drums and cello instruments.

The microphones used are Josephson microphones. This session involves a lot of swapping microphones around as Fab discovers their respective best uses for each instrument. Preamps used: Dave Hill Europa 1, Tube-Tech MP1A, Neve 1073, Realios A9031. All recorded in Pro Tools.

The song is called "The ship and the storm" by Will Knox. Will plays the guitar and sings, Simon plays the Cello and Thomas Pirot the drums.

The musicians' feelings are here, the quality of the instruments shines through and the mood is perfect for the song.

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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is an award-winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has received many accolades around the world, including wins at the Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards, US independent music awards. He also has received Latin Grammy nominations and has worked on many Latin Grammy and Grammy-nominated albums.


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2019 Jun 09
Very good, thanks! Can you please explain the name on the mic that didnt work for Wills voice, and what you put there instead. Preamp switched to 1073 as well? Merci! /Jens
2019 Jan 28
Would it make sense to put some fat acoustic absorbing panels between the players, to rid of the bleed ?
2016 Dec 17
Could we get English subtitles for this video? Thanks.
2016 Nov 23
fantastic! Huge props to the band for nailing every take.
2015 Apr 23
English version?
Fabulous Fab
2013 Oct 11
In theory the windscreen was built in the microphone so I did not bring one. Live and learn.
2013 Oct 07
Really entertaining to watch this one! Was a bit wondering why Fab don't uses a Windscreen to get rid of the annoying Pop-Sounds in the Vocal track? Greetings from germany!
2013 Sep 13
@Electric Eye Yes, look at the bottom of the player. You can engage the English subtitles.
Electric Eye
2013 Sep 13
Is this available in an English version?
2013 Aug 19
FREAKING GENIUS!!! I wanna be like FAB when I grow up!