New online video tutorial available exclusively at

MONTCLAIR, NJ – 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