Description: In part one (1 of 3) of this recording and music production masterclass, Grammy Nominated engineer/producer Brad Haehnel takes you from start to finish through the recording and music production process. Brad shows you miking techniques, studio tricks, sound tips and more. This info-packed video series chronicles the recording and production of the song "Rainbows" by the Los Angeles based band, "Nicky Davey". If you wanna see how an acclaimed producer/engineer works his magic, this video is for you! NOTE: You can purchase all three videos in this series at a discount here!
Topics Covered: Drum miking, ORTF vs. X/Y, proximity effect, condenser microphones vs. dynamics, microphone placement, musician’s perspective, phase adjustment, compression, high pass filters, blending in the room microphone, over compression, guitar cabinet miking, single coil hum, off-axis vs. on-axis, guage, omni vs cardiod, piano miking, using the resonance from the wall, low-end buildup, DIs, bass phase, pop filter placement, vocal microphone technique, peak vs. VU, Etc.
Brad began his engineering career at Manta Sound in Toronto, Canada in 1987 in the dubbing room after graduating Summa cum Laude from Trebas School of Recording.
He quickly climbed the ranks at Manta Sound to Assistant Engineer status where he learned the techniques of recording for album, film and commercial music.
In 1993, he moved to Los Angeles to become an independent engineer. Once establishing himself in Los Angeles, he worked at Oceanway Recording Studios in Hollywood alongside producer/engineer giants likes of Don Was, Phil Ramone, Trevor Horn, Al Schmitt and Dr Dre, to name a few. Brad recorded and mixed film scores for the Denzel Washington’s directorial debut “The Antwone Fisher Story,” “Ararat” directed by award-winning director Aton Egoyan and “The Hulk” –all films were composed by Mychael Danna. Brad has worked on tracks for Jarvis Church’s (lead singer for The Philosopher Kings) new album on RCA records. and “Barenaked” by Jennifer Love Hewitt; “The Detour Home” by indie Canadian artist Scott Merritt and UK artist Ashton Lane on the single release of “Yesterday’s Too Late.”