This is a paper that is focusing on the creation of a planning document for a recording session involving acoustic instruments. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assessment description to follow:
A planning document for a recording session involving acoustic instruments
This assessment allows you to demonstrate your understanding of recording principles. You are asked to submit a planning document for a recording session involving both acoustic instruments and instruments requiring DI into your DAW/system.
You should include the following:
Microphone choices for each instrument with explanations for your choices, why they are relevant to your session (genre, sonic qualities, physical characteristics).
You should include diagrams of how you would position sources and microphones in the space to take advantage of/deal with the physical nature of the room.
Consider surfaces, room size, phase considerations, the nature of the instrument/amplifier etc.
Schematic diagram detailing the proposed audio signal routing including technical specifications e.g. sample rates, phase considerations, microphone types, cables/connections the type of information transmitted, for example: MIDI, digital/analogue audio, balanced, unbalanced.
Monitoring requirements for engineer and performer/s
Justification of equipment, based on specifications, applications and genre
Signal conditioning and gain stages with relation to instrument/line and mic levels
Inclusion of microphone choices and techniques, direct injection for at least two diverse sound sources
Discussion of your planning for the session; personnel, set up time, process.
Remember, ensure that the pages are exclusive of the cover and the reference pages. Also, ensure that you include all the references you use in finding research for this assignment paper. References should be at least three for the paper. All references, citation, and writing should follow the APA formatting and styling guidelines. Finally, ensure you focus on the assignment topic in detail.
Ensure that you follow the instructions provided keenly. Marking of the assignment is on how you do the task and how you submit the assignment too. In case of any question feel free to ask your instructor for more guidelines before doing the assignment.