Recording Acoustic Guitar (My Foolproof Method)

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Here is my absolute favorite way to record acoustic guitar. It’s simple, impossible to mess up, and most importantly it sounds great. All you need is one microphone, a little bit of common sense and you can get a musical and well balanced acoustic guitar track in your home or project studio.

The Low End Mix Trick

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Here’s an incredibly easy way to get the low end of your bass and kick drum in the mix balanced just right – so that it sounds good any where your mix is played back. I originally learned this trick from Jacquire King, who then brought it up again during our interview a few weeks ago…. Read more »

The Parallel Mix Trick

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There’s a way to get more energy, fatness, and power in your mixes without killing your dynamics or transients. It involves compression, but not in the way I’ve traditionally used it. When I saw Andrew Scheps doing this at the NAMM show I instantly knew he was on to something. He calls it the “Rear… Read more »

Recording Vocals That Sit Just Right In The Mix (One Song One Month Challenge 4/8)

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Have you ever wondered how to record that perfect, upfront, radio-ready vocal sound without any outboard compression or EQ? Today, in Part 4 of the One Song One Month Challenge I’m going to show you how to take any simple one microphone + audio interface home studio setup, and leverage the power of your included plugins… Read more »