Groove3 Blackbird Academy Foundation Series: Mic Choices and Placement

A lot of tutorials focus on mixing, but one of the more important topics that are all too often looked past is GETTING THE AUDIO RIGHT AT THE SOURCE. This very important topic can shave hours off of mixing. Groove3 and the Blackbird Academy have made a video series that addresses this.

Hal Leonard has released a new installment of The Blackbird Foundation Series at Groove3: Mic Choices & Placement. Taught by The Blackbird Academy Co-Director and Instructor Kevin Becka, this new course covers the essential information need to choose and place the right microphone to get a great sound at the source.

The course is broken up into 9 easy-to-digest tutorials, each not longer than 5 minutes, ideal for learning throughout the day when time allows. Topics include:
  • Microphone features: phantom power, front and side address, on- and off-axis
  • Frequency Response & Directionality: polar patterns and how they affect the quality of your recording
  • Proximity Effect and why no two mics sound the same
  • Voicing, Roll-Off & Pad
  • Mono & Stereo Placement
  • Specialty mics
Kevin Becka leads the tutorials at an easy-to-follow speed, accompanied by professional video and great visuals from Blackbird Studios in the heart of music town Nashville, TN.
Now available at
$15.00 for purchase or available with Groove3’s All Access Pass for $15/month