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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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


The 64bit Future

Posted by admin on February 22, 2013  /   No Comments

It’s 2013 and we haven’t been overrun by robots, or destroyed by Mayan prophecies. What has happened is we’ve added a bit more horsepower to our personal computing engines and it’s my job to blog …


Change the Gain, Don’t Let the Gain Change You – Compressor Basics

Posted by admin on January 7, 2013  /   No Comments

Whether you’re busting phat rhymes and polishing your diamond-studded grill, or lighting some patchouli incense as you sit down to record your meditative harp album, virtually all styles of music will benefit from an appropriate …


Choosing the Right Cable

Posted by admin on December 3, 2012  /   No Comments

If you’ve spent much time around musicians you’ll know there are a handful of cables involved in the audio world. Differentiating what cable to use for each application can be challenging at first so I’ve created an outline of …