In our Recording Studio
Local Canadian artist Louis Gallant started recording his debut album 1, 2, 6, Gu.s.ay Go…! here at Encounter Studios this month! With his magnificent guitar playing and song writing skills, Louis Gallant has inspired many listeners through his jaw dropping music and live performances. We have the pleasure of recording and producing his first album!
Recording and Production
Although it might sound relatively simple to record a solo artist playing guitar and singing, there are many techniques that can transform a recording from simply being a recorded audio file, to capturing the movement, dynamics and feelings of the performer. This is done by strategic microphone placement around the instrument to capture harmonics, instrument body sound, room noise, and the instruments response to the players techniques.
One of the biggest challenges having to record an instrument and vocals at the same time is being able to separate them both on different tracks. Of course there would always be a bleed of sound from different sources but getting a crisp, clear sound from the source is extremely fundamental and important for the editing and mixing stage!