Diego Stocco Shows How to Capture Dynamics & Resonance Using Finger Microphones for Sound Design

Watch sound designer Diego Stocco reveal his field & studio recording microphone technique for capturing dynamics and resonances more intimately than with a standard setup. Sound designers take note.  

Diego Stocco is an Italian sound designer, composer and performer well known for his contribution to the incredible sound library in Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere and Omnisphere 2. In this video tutorial from his new Creative Sound Design course in The Ask.Audio Academy.

An excellent range of condenser microphones used by Diego Stocco.

Desicions, decisions... An excellent range of condenser microphones used by Diego Stocco.

In this video from our “Creative Sound Design” course Diego Stocco shows how, using microphones attached to his fingers, he is able to capture dynamics and resonances in an intimate way when field recording recording. It’s a great tip from a truly great course on sound design techniques from one of the most prominent and respected sound designers of our generation.

Watch the entire video course by Diego Stocco on Ask.Audio Academy HERE.

About Diego Stocco's Creative Sound Design Course

This three part course starts out with a collection of tutorials that explore rhythmic processing. Here, Diego shows you how to create a complete percussion ensemble from a single recording of guitar strings being struck with sticks. The audio processing chain that he's designed is a signal flow masterpiece. It’s like he creates something out of nothing. It’s truly magical.

Next, Diego takes you on a convolution journey. Here is where you learn how to create unusual and stunning impulse responses that become resonant models that you can use to further modify and convolve regular audio into morphed, spectrally sublime versions of the originals. This is not to be missed!

Part 3 of this course teaches you how to creatively capture, modify and perform sound in ways that open up your imagination like no other recording course anywhere. With his inventive microphone and acoustical recording techniques Diego, like a hi-tech, sonic surgeon, microscopically inserts microphones into places where sounds are born to capture their very audio essence. Watch and see how these close-up, molecular stereo miking techniques and acoustic processing strategies reveal audio landscapes and percussion sounds that cannot be produced any other way.

Want to be sonically inspired? Watch this course HERE.

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