Recording Tips from sE Electronics
Producer and musician to the stars Troy Antunes uses pretty much the entire sE mic range when recording the biggest names in music.
Antunes’ many talents - and we mean many - have seen him work with quite simply the biggest names in the business including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and Hip Hop legend DMX. Troy, aka FunkySilohuette, is a producer, musical director and vocal coach and has also appeared on countless TV shows: from David Letterman to judging on Louis Walsh’s ‘You’re A Star!’
With so much experience working with so many big names - you’d expect him to know a thing or two about recording gear and, after setting up a new London studio, he has equipped it with just about every sE mic you can get.
Antunes tells how he is a fan of sE line products.
“We’re using the Gemini for all of our lead vocals and the Isis for all our background vocals. I also use the Gemini for all of my guitar needs as it has the warmest sound but can still be aggressive when used properly. I can get a beefy, edgy, distorted quality or a warm, clean guitar sound when needed.”
“We’ve also just added two RNR1s to our treasure chest. I was really interested to see what they were all about and the minute we used them as overheads on a drum session we did, I was floored. They are in a word, impressive! We also use an sE4 for hi-hat and bottom snare, and the sE 4400a stereo pair and T2 fpr toms or top snare.”
“sE has actually helped me to evolve as a producer. Having good gear allows a producer to be imaginative while working on a project. I’m not hindered by any shortcomings of mics ‘cause, to be honest, there are none.”
Troy’s top recording tips…
1. “Always allow the artist or musician to be themselves whilst recording. Remember you picked them to play it for a reason. Give them the part, guide them closer to the vibe you need, then sit back and watch them evolve to something great.”
2. “Never be afraif to refer to past great production,. Listen, there hasn’t been an original thought since man hit this planet, so if you’re going after a vibe then don’t be afraid to check out the cats who may have inadvertently lead you to the style or vibe you’re going after.”
3. “Always use utilitarian and quality gear in your studio. Creativity and imagination in a production is never hindereed by these two standards. These two standards leave you with no boundaries to worry about ‘cause you know your gear can do anything you need it to do’.”
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