The Studio Detox: Pick Only Two Microphones

| Studio Detox, Tips

Admit it, you have an obsession with microphones. We all do. The most important tool for the recording engineer, microphones hold much mysterious power over us. So much so that we think if we could only get a newer, “better” mic we’d be able to get pro recordings. Just like the magazine promised us! The… Read more »

One Overlooked Question Every Home Studio Should Ask [Video]

| Mixing, Rant, Tips, Video

Want to make more (and better) music in your home studio next year? Then it’s time to become intentional. Take a few minutes to watch this video and then ask yourself the most overlooked question in the average home studio. It will help you move from reactionary music making, to planned and intentional music making.

3 Simple Strategies For Mixing On Headphones

| Mixing, Tips

Do you find yourself having to mix exclusively on headphones? Are your mixes coming out all wacky? I think I can help. In an ideal world, you would mix primarily on a simple set of studio monitors and then simply check that mix on headphones. But sometimes headphones is all you have to work with…. Read more »

You Don’t Need An Engineer To Engineer

| Interview, Tips

We all want the same thing – great recordings of our music. Where we might differ is what we think it takes to get there. I’ve shared before how I feel recording and mixing is more art than science, more music than math, more creativity than calculations. And that’s good news for most of us…. Read more »