The Truth About Upgrading Your Home Studio

| Rant, Tips

Am I misleading you by suggesting you can make great sounding records on affordable gear? Should you NEVER upgrade your home studio?! The answer to both questions is “No”. Here’s the best way (and time) to upgrade your home studio – and why I don’t talk about it a whole lot on the site.

The Day I Lost My Mixing Mojo (And How I Got It Back)

| Mixing, Plugins, Rant, Tips

Last week I mixed the same song 6 different times. No, it wasn’t some challenge or experiment. At least not an intentional one. Rather it was the result of me losing something: my mixing mojo. The problem grew exponentially when I started doing really dumb stuff. Read on. Where I First Went Wrong It all started… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Get Better Recordings, Save Money, And Build Confidence

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Today I have a simple suggestion for you. One that will help you get the results you want in the studio, put more money in your pocket, and remove some of that insecurity you might be feeling towards recording and mixing. It’s so easy (and liberating) that I’m surprised more people don’t do it. My… Read more »