Managing the Acoustics

Acoustics are really important in the recording process. More important than any gear.

Of course, I to try to rig the best mic and signal chain possible. But first, I do my best to make sure the instrument sounds best in the room before listening in the control room.

That being said, the ability to adjust the acoustic environment is just as important. I often use packing blankets and acoustic gobos to adjust the room sound.

The better the room sounds, the more you can use it on the mix. The more you can use, the more character you can put in to your recordings.