June 22, 2020

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How You Can Improve Your Audio For Music Videos

One of the most important elements of producing top-notch audial content is having limited background noise. For example, at your recording location, ensure that you aren’t near a highway, airport, ocean, or amusement park.

Audio For Music


CHOOSE LOCATION WISELY 


One of the most important elements of producing top-notch audial content is having limited background noise. For example, at your recording location, ensure that you aren’t near a highway, airport, ocean, or amusement park. Basically, avoid noisy areas at all costs. Background noice will make it tough to capture clean audio. As for recording indoors, avoid hardwood floors and bare walls as they can heighten the echo. 


MIC NEEDS TO BE CLOSE TO SUBJECT


It can be quite unfortunate when you don’t realize in time that the mic is too far from the talent during the recording process. It is one of the worst things for a producer or editor to playback audio and realize that it didn’t capture the sound they needed. So, to avoid this mishap, place the mic as close as you can to the main subject so that you can ensure the mic is picking up the voice rather than the ambience or surrounding noise.


BE CREATIVE WHEN HIIDNG THE MIC


In music videos, any time you see an artist singing or an actor speaking, the mics are hidden so well so that the audience cannot see it. Placing the mic far away from the talent is not a good approach which is why, as a producer, you have to come up with creative hiding spots. The worst thing for any filmmaker or producer is playing back a scene and noticing a mic that’s visible in the shot. This is where creativity comes in. A producer or filmmaker will try to find the best places to hide a mic during a scene. Problem-solving and being creative on set is very important for any filmmaker as it shows that they can think of solutions on the spot.


COLLABORATE


Work with music professionals who can help come up with creative approaches to produce and promote the music. These professionals will have ideas and solutions that you never would have thought of on your own which will in turn further your knowledge of the music industry. This is also a great way to meet people who share the same passion and are willing to collaborate on projects. Some of the greatest hits and music videos were made because of collaboration efforts!


BE OPEN TO CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM


It can be hard to embrace critiques at times, especially if it something you may not want to hear. In the end, just remember that this will help you grow as a label, an artist, a videographer or as an editor. Think about it this way: if all you receive is positive feedback, how will you ever improve? You won’t! Listen to the people who are telling you what exactly it is that you’re lacking or what you can do to improve your audio. The will help you grow and reach all new heights with your music production.


CREATE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS


Discover the deeper meaning behind your music. Artists who are extremely successful in the music industry started off with a desire and a passion. They didn’t go into it thinking of only the money or fame. These artists have a deep passion for the music they produce and the story that is behind each and every song. Your main goal shouldn’t be to only make tons of money because this can lead to a struggle in creativity. Go into this with a strong mind and full heart, that is what will get you to where you want to be with your music.


It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been active in the industry for, always look for new ways to improve your skills and optimize your audio production process. When you gain more confidence and momentum, you truly can create some incredible tunes!

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