Creative Futures – Sound – Recording Studio Induction (4/11/13)

So today in our Creative Futures Sound session we have had our introduction and induction in the sound studio, we had to take notes and make sure we listened because the room is filled with expensive equipment and we have to make sure we know how to use it so we can make good recordings and produce good work.

This induction was very basic as it just basically put focus on hearing safety and that if we are wearing headphones to make sure we don’t plug anything into them that could potentially produce noise because that noise will be fed back through the headphones and then back to whatever you plugged in, amplified then bounce back to the headphones amplified even more and is a continuous loop and will happen within nano seconds quickly becoming a noise that will do permanent damage to your ear drum.

Other basic details such as whatever you bring in you must take out and put back etc… The walls are covered in a spiky cushion/foam this is to prevent any reverberation of sounds into the microphone, the basic idea behind this is that the sound will travel to the wall and disipate in the spikes of the wall and not bounce back to the microphone, this allows us to artificially add the souns of us being in a hall or on a street with a crisp and clear recording of our voice.

We then moved onto the equipment and Microphones and about the different settings on the mic, we have:

  • Omni-Directional – That records the sounds all round the microphone.
  • Cardoid – Only 1 directional (The direction of the logo).
  • 2 Way – This records sound from both the front and back of the mic.

We was also taught a useful method of getting the correct levels for a recording voice we had to talk to the microphone and say what we had for breakfast and what we did last night, this was able to give the person recording an accurate reading of your normal speaking voice and thus get the correct recording levels so your voice didn’t distort because you where to high volume.

This concluded our Induction and we was able to take a few pictures of us in the recording studio.

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We are under a Non Disclosure Agreement not to leak any sound of our song, but when we do it is going to blow your mind!

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