The Magic of On-Location Recording
Chris Brown's On Location Recording Rig
01_Composing
02_Arranging
03_Conducting
04_Performing
05_Producing
The Role of The Producer
The Eclectic Advantage
Circular Thinking
Designing Sexy Signal Flow
06_Tracking
07_Producing
08_Editing
09_Producing
10_Mixing
11_Mastering
Have you ever been in the woods just after 6 plus inches of snow fell? There is an eerie silence
created by the snow acting as a sound insulator. There can be no wind, so the proper circumstances
for outdoor recording may only happen a few times a year if you live in (or can get to) a cold climate.
You find a clearing surrounded by snow covered trees, and now you can distance mic further from
your instruments than you could in any studio.

We are all dominant right-brained musicians, so it should not be hard to come up with other creative
ways to use on location recording equipment.
The secret lies in microphones, room-tone and being
portable. You can tailor the room and equipment to the specific instrumentation and playing style
of the performers. It is a capability that recording facilities simply do not have. They cannot have
this ability, because tracking rooms are not portable.

My favorite recording engineer, Chris Brown, is an expert in this arena. I accompanied him on a
recording session in Youngstown, Ohio. Check it out...