Category: Recording

One of the most popular questions that beginning recording enthusiasts ask is “What microphone should I use to record _blank_?”, where blank is an instrument or voice or whatever it is they want to record.  In this series of articles, I’ll cover some …

Common microphone choices for drums Read More »

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So, you’ve put a lot of time and energy into recording and mixing you latest and greatest song. You’ve finally got it to the point where it sounds great in your own studio and you can’t wait to play it …

Using Reference CDs to improve your recordings and mixes Read More »

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Recently, someone was thinking about buying a digital recording system and was wondering if he really could get major label quality results from a low budget home studio system.  He was specifically concerned about whether or not he would be …

Can You Really Do It All Yourself? Read More »

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Here is a reply of mine to a person who asked “how do you become a professional producer?”. First of all, realize that there is a difference between a “producer” and an “engineer”. The producer is pretty much the creative …

How to become a Professional Producer / Engineer Read More »

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A collection of random recording tips to make your songs sound better. You must remember that in recording, the sound quality is only going to be as good as the weakest link in your recording chain. To improve your sound …

General Recording Tips – Part 1 Read More »

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Often on newgroups or forums, people will ask how to achieve a certain vocal sound.  The following is my reply to one such post where someone was looking to achieve that contemporary up front, in your face sound, that is …

Contemporary Vocal Sound Techniques Read More »

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Every microphone is different and imparts its own unique sound to whatever you are recording.  There is a very good reason why the best studios have a very large assortment of microphones…. Every microphone is different and imparts its own …

Understanding Microphones – Dynamics vs. Condensers Read More »

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Random tips and thoughts on recording acoustic guitars taken from several of my postings to the newsgroups. Here are some random tips and thoughts on recording acoustic guitars taken from several of my postings to the newsgroups. — The most …

Recording Acoustic Guitars Read More »

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My simple explanation of compressors, how they work, and how you can use them. A compressor is basically a variable gain device that is used to either try to smooth out the dynamic range of a signal, or is also …

Compression – A Simple Explanation Read More »

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