| Pro Tools, Video

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…we live in an era where recording gear is so affordable and so widely available that we should all just get out there and make more music. Turns out we also live in an era where bands are now recording their songs on cell phones. It’s crazy… Read more »

| Tips

In part 1 of this post I laid out four simple tips to help you make better recordings in the least amount of time. If you haven’t read that post yet, go back now and read those first few tips and begin implementing them. You will notice a difference in your recordings immediately! For now,… Read more »

| Tips

We all want to make better recordings. We pour our hearts out into writing the best songs we can and we want to share them with fans, friends, and family. But there are many factors to making a great recording, some of which just take years and years of doing. This can be frustrating for… Read more »

| Audio Example

In my last post I suggested you forget about the hype and gear lust out there, and just buy one $100 studio condenser microphone, learn it like crazy, and make great recordings. I firmly believe that musicians and bands would make better recordings if they spent less time worrying about expensive gear and more time… Read more »

| Tips

Today I want to get right to the point. So much of the information floating around on the internet relating to home recording is a waste of your time. I can say this confidently because a good chunk of the advice and articles written (and posts on forums) tell you to “buy this XYZ preamp,… Read more »

| Pro Tools, Tips

If you’ve been around me or read this blog for any length of time you’ve probably heard that I think all you need to get your home studio going strong is about $500 worth of gear. I suggested going the Pro Tools route and specifically picking up Digidesign’s Mbox 2 Mini, which is a great… Read more »

| Audio Example

As you might have noticed, I’m a big fan of home recording. I believe there is something to be said about having the freedom to create without the added pressure of the clock beating down on you every hour. Home recording gives you that freedom, and for a truly modest price tag (as little as… Read more »

| Audio Example, Pro Tools

Earlier this week I made the case that the ultimate songwriting tool is your home studio. I tried to give a few brief illustrations as to how your home studio can help you fill out an arrangement, collaborate worldwide, and save you time with templates. Today, I’d like to give you an example – using… Read more »

| Pro Tools, Tips

So if you’re a musician and you’ve come to the smart conclusion that you need a home studio (you only need $500), you may already be using it to record your finished song ideas. After all, that’s what the recording studio was born out of…a need to capture songs that people already had written and… Read more »

| Pro Tools

Note: The below Pro Tools rig no longer exists. For two different options of studios for only $300, check this out. — Earlier this week in Part 1 of this post, I encouraged musicians looking for the best deal in home recording to pick up an Mbox 2 Mini from Avid. For a mere $295, the… Read more »