Vibrato

Vibrato The amount and intensity of vibrato as a default playing style is highly depending on the instrument and also location of the orchestra. While string players naturally add vibrato to longer notes, brass players only play with slight vibrato when they have an...

Safety Takes

Safety Takes Whenever you record live instruments, no matter if it is just a soloist or a whole orchestra, always go for “safety takes” if time allows. Those are takes that you do after the point where you are happy with a take. It can and will happen that you don’t...

Click Track and Gradual Tempo Changes

Click Track and Gradual Tempo Changes Ritardandos and accelerandos are very tricky to do with a click track that live players need to record to later. Especially the standard tempo changes that DAW’s offer with a constant slowdown or speedup usually feel very...

Small Ensemble Seating

Small Ensemble Seating When recording or overseeing the recording of a small ensemble of musicians, pay attention to a few seating issues. If you’re not depending on a specific seating of the musicians for other reasons, you might want to go for the following option:...

Recording in Two Minute Chunks

Recording in Two Minute Chunks Recording action passages and music that demands a lot from your players is best to be split into approx. two minute chunks and later edit them together again. With this procedure, the musicians can focus on certain passages and pull...