The Worst Thing I Learned In Audio School [Video]

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Going to audio school was, on the whole, a blessing. But not everything I was taught was helpful. In fact, there was one consistent message being preached to us students that shaped the way I recorded music early on – and it made things harder on me and actually made music creation less fun in… Read more »

Get Wider Mixes In Two Steps [Video]

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What is it about many top mixes of our favorite songs that just sound so huge and wide? Like they stretch further than our speakers. Today I want to show you two steps I use regularly to get wider mixes without having to resort to stereo widening plugins or anything else that could mess with… Read more »

Reader Spotlight: Tim James Does DIY Hip Hop Right

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It’s insane the kind of music people are making in their home studios these days. With nothing more than a $99 microphone, a $99 USB interface, and some $99 headphones – TRR reader Tim James recorded, mixed, and mastered an insanely good hip hop record called HeartHeaded. More proof that talent reigns supreme, not gear. Take… Read more »

Slate Digital Virtual Console Collection 2.0 Plugin Review [Video]

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Can you really get analog sounding mixes in-the-box with plugins? That’s what my buddy Steven Slate has been out to prove over the past few years with his line of analog modeling plugins. Today I’m sharing with you the brand new Virtual Console Collection 2.0 plugin, which in my opinion adds a subtle and sweet… Read more »

The Weak Link In Your Audio Chain Is…You

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Did you know that my first few recordings were absolutely horrific? More specifically my first few YEARS of recordings were mind numbingly bad. Down right awful stuff people. The kind of stuff you would listen to in order to instantly feel better about your recordings. But then I bought a really nice mic preamp and… Read more »