Canadian Musician - September/October 2017 - Page 49

Home Recording 101: Microphone Basics By Adam Gallant I f you are a seasoned songwriter looking to capture your works in progress, a budding audio engineer looking to add tools to your toolkit, or a media producer with some basic audio needs, we’ve got you cov- ered with some rudimentary information and techniques that will help you make the right choices when it comes to selecting, positioning, and critically listening to your microphones and, ultimately, improve the quality of your recordings, whatever their intended purpose. C A C N A A N D A I D A I A N N M M U U S S I C I C I A I A N N • • 49