How To Find The Perfect Vocal Mic For Recording

| Audio Example, My Music, Video

Want better vocal recordings? Then find the best mic…for your voice. That’s right – not the best mic in the world, but the best microphone for YOUR voice. (Or your client’s voice) Today I’m going to do a little mic shootout so you can hear the differences between different mics and to help you build… Read more »

The Truth About Why Your Mixes Suck

| Mixing, Rant, Tips, Video

Every day I go to work trying to help you get better recordings and mixes in your home or project studio – and for that reason I must tell you the truth. Think of me as your audio “brother” who is looking out for you, making sure you aren’t believing a fairy tale. I want… Read more »

Mixing Vocals To Sit Upfront

| Audio Example, Mixing, Plugins, Tips, Video

If your song has vocals, you generally want them to sit upfront in the mix. Right in the listener’s face. But on their own, without the right processing, most vocals won’t sound like that. They are simply too dynamic of an instrument. The key to that upfront sound is compression, specifically something I call stacked… Read more »