Today in the studio Patrick and I went over some of the microphones that were in the studio. I had no idea as to how many mics were needed to record sound and how to use each different one to get exactly what kind of music I want to make. Some of the mics were for low frequencies, some were for mid range frequencies, and the others for the highs. He showed me to match up at least two mics, I liked using the ones that picked up mainly the highs and lows which are used for recording mostly vocals, guitars and bass. Once he showed me each one he then showed how to postion them just right depending on how big their diaphrams are. Usually the bigger the diaphram is, the lower the frequencies it will pick up. There are so many mics that are extremely nessesary in the studio it may take some time getting to know them better, and to think we only went over a portion of them! I found the Ribbon to be a pretty interesting mic because it uses magnets to shake up sound and bring it from both the front and the back of the microphone. Next, we went over how to tune the mics and get them all at a decent volume level at about 70. After that Patrick showed me how use distortion and how to tell the difference between each of the mics. I learned so much in that short amount of time and there is no way I would have done that through a book. I cant wait to be able to set up all the mics and equipment properly without needing a mentor!