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Do’s and Don’ts of Music Release

Posted by admin on February 19, 2015  /   No Comments

You wouldn’t introduce the new boyfriend/girlfriend to your parents halfway through your first date, You wouldn’t invite friends to taste your cake while you’re whisking eggs into the flour, What makes recordings any different? Why …

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Studio Remote Control

Posted by admin on August 14, 2014  /   No Comments

When you’re in the middle of a great vocal or instrumental take, one of the most frustrating “vibe killers” is walking away from the microphone to hit rewind, move to another spot in the song, …

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Setting up a Voice Over studio in your home

Posted by admin on May 16, 2014  /   No Comments

A lot of voice over performers come to us for guidance in designing and building their own VO (voice over) studio. Recording vocals isn’t too technically taxing, but there are a few major considerations. I’ll …

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How’s & Why’s of Stereo Recording

Posted by admin on April 18, 2014  /   No Comments

Why to work in Stereo Humans have two ears on their head for the same reason they have two eyes. Much like the way our eyes work together to give us depth perception, our ears …

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The Horde & The Harem – Fairweather Friends

Posted by admin on March 24, 2014  /   No Comments

There is no shortage of amazing music being crafted in Seattle thanks to the brilliant minds of people like Ryan Barber, and his troop of talented musicians in “The Horde & The Harem”. Vertigo had …

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Ensure you’re Insured! – Protecting Your Studio

Posted by admin on March 18, 2014  /   No Comments

Renter’s Insurance Doesn’t Cut It   Project studios are awesome. Home studios are awesome. Disaster is not. There is a common misconception about insuring your recording or music gear in the event of disaster or …

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Sample Rates & External Summing: Keeping it REAL!

Posted by admin on February 14, 2014  /   No Comments

People sometimes ask me why not just mix in the box? What’s the point of running through an external console or summing mixer? The answer is simple: it sounds better. Here is a long and …

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Analog vs Digital—how much is too much?

Posted by admin on January 15, 2014  /   No Comments

If recording to analog tape were a cost effective, problem free, time saving process everyone would do it.  It is, of course, none of those things. If you’re involved in audio recording you should have a …

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ZZ Ward Live at Bumbershoot

Posted by admin on October 31, 2013  /   No Comments

Recording ZZ Ward‘s live set at Bumbershoot 2013 was an enjoyable technical endeavor that yielded satisfying sonic results. A remote recording rig running Cubase 7 was fed by 24 channels of MOTU conversion. Those 24 …

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Timber! Music Festival

Posted by admin on July 29, 2013  /   No Comments

Life is one massive stream of choices and jeepers it can be overwhelming. From what we eat, to what we wear, to how we spend our time, our lives are shaped by the choices we …

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