What does it take to record great audio? A recording studio? A degree in sound engineering?
You may be surprised. Justin David Proctor, audio recording master and two-time Grammy Award winner, joined this episode of The Visual Lounge to share his expertise on creating great audio.
Justin takes us through his advice on getting the right equipment, pre-production and planning, preparing the room, dealing with background noise, software, and much more.
Justin has worked in professional audio and music recording since 2005, engineering in multi-room large format commercial studios and cutting albums for major label record companies. He began managing a private record recording studio with his college records production partner a few years into this work while running Delivery Room Studios.
Justin has won two Grammy Awards for recording engineering and composes original music, which can be heard on television networks and streaming services in the US and overseas.
Learning points from the episode include:
How new technology makes creating great audio much easier
Why preproduction and planning are unmissable steps in recording audio
Why you should always back up your data
The different types of microphones to look at
How distance affects audio
How to choose the right microphone
The best ways to set up your space for good audio recording
Why overtreating a room can do more harm than good
Why you should always sample your audio
How different platforms like Spotify lay out audio requirements