I've been making records for about 11 years now, and I've seen and worked with just about every type of musician out there, in every genre, and every age range. Part of my job is to help musicians be their best selves and to help them improve every time they walk into the studio. To further my efforts in doing so, I thought I would write out the "Top 15 Pitfalls of the Recording Musician." These are things that I've seen time and time again, regardless of experience or skill level, that I think more musicians should focus and practice on. If you think you've learned it all, or don't need to practice these things, you're already behind the curve.
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The Effect of Proximity Effect
.One of the most interesting thing to me regarding electric guitar recording is proximity effect, or the phenomenon that occurs in directional microphones (cardioid, hypercardioid, figure 8, etc) whereby the low frequency content is boosted more and more as you get closer and closer to the source.
Kendal Osborne is the Host of the Recording Lounge Podcast and the Owner / Head Engineer at The Closet Studios