Sound design super freak Diego Stocco – who’s set pianos on fire, made music from a bonsai tree, done beat making with the sounds of a dry cleaner and even built his own orchestra of custom instruments – wants to teach you his creative mic techniques.
Stocco has released a new instructional video, Creative Miking Techniques, that documents what he’s learned from his sound design experiments. A preview is embedded above.
Here’s what he’s got to say about the full video:
“As you probably noticed from my previous works, I like to focus on non-traditional techniques, and I’m constantly experimenting with ways to explore the acoustic properties of objects and instruments from different perspectives.
With this tutorial, I’m sharing the most effective techniques I’ve came up so far, techniques that I have expanded and optimized for the purpose of this tutorial.”
Stocco covers a range of miking techniques that can be used in the context of sound design and music production, workflows with synths and microphones (acoustically process the sound of a synth), how to build a stethoscope mic, using electrets and his guidelines for using contact mics.