Resources for the Recording Musician


June 12, 2019
Microphone positioning on Guitar Amps

Hello again Stephen. You’ve been very helpful to me and I am hoping you will help me through one more dilemma. I am putting a mic in my all tube Marshall combo to record distortion guitar. I am using a Sennheiser e609, a dynamic mic, right up against the grill off my Marshall DSL40. I […]

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October 25, 2012
Less is More - Bigger sounds through simplification

Want bigger & fuller sounding songs?  Less is More! The biggest problem I encounter with inexperienced artists, producers, and engineers these days is that there is too much of everything.  Too many parts in the song arrangements.  Too many tracks in the recording.  Too many plugins in the mix.  Too many frequencies competing with each […]

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November 13, 2006
Volume issue

I am a newbie starting out recording acoustic guitar to an sm-57 to a lexicon omega into the computer into cubase le.  i am having issue getting good volume.  to compensate i boost up the volume on my speakers really high and the sound becomes very boomy and noisy.  anyone know what might be the […]

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October 23, 2006
Beginner Questions

This board seems to be a bit over my head. Any words of wisdom/advice on where to go to learn the basics of recording at home? You may want to start by going to or other big online book sellers and searching for "home recording" to find some books to get you started.Also, subscribe […]

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July 27, 2006
Audio Interface

Hi, I'm looking to start recording on a computer/laptop.  I already have a mic (sm57) and software (acid 5.0 and cool edit 2.0).  I am looking for the best rig to use on my computer to make quality recordings of acoustic instruments mainly.  I posted earlier and I think I've made some progress on the […]

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April 29, 2006
Starting out in Pro Tools LE - What do I need?

Greetings: I've been using a Fostex VF 160 for about a year now.  I'm not too crazy about it. It is very cumbersome to use.  A friend of mine showed me how much easier Pro Tools is and I'm sold. Now, I'm pretty good at using a computer, but, to be brutally honest, I have […]

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January 21, 2006
Recording Full Drum Set on Mbox

I'm wondering how to go about getting a full drum set (up to 8-9 mic signals) into my little Mbox. How do i mix it down to a lower number of racks before putting it into the Mbox? In order to achieve that with an MBox, or any simple stereo-input type interface, you'll need enough […]

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January 20, 2006
Room Acoustics

I was in the process of making an old office into a studio.  I've heard egg crates are a good way to insulate the walls but would the insulation you get at the local hardware store do just as good for a lower price? NOOOOOO!!!! DON'T DO IT!!! Egg crates will do NOTHING to insulate […]

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April 6, 2005
Can You Really Do It All Yourself?

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 able to obtain the "warmth" he was used to from analog recordings with a computer […]

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