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

| Audio Example, One Song One Month Challenge 2016, Plugins, Tips, Video

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 »

3 Home Recording Mistakes People Make (And How To Avoid Them)

| Rant, Video

The problem with learning how to record is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Having spent half of my life recording in both home and pro studios I’ve made about every mistake in the book. And having run The Recording Revolution for 6 years I’ve seen thousands of others do the same. Today… Read more »

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 Freedom To Not Upgrade

| Plugins, Rant, Tips

I hate feeling like I’m not in control. This is definitely true when it comes to gear upgrades. We’ve all been there: we excitedly bought a new piece of software, maybe your DAW, and a few months later a newer version is released. It has more power, better features, and a slick new design. Dang…. Read more »

Stop Recording So Hot Into Your DAW

| Recording Month, Tips

If you are recording in a modern home studio comprised of a computer, an audio interface, and software, then one of the simplest things you could do to make your tracks sound better is to stop recording so hot into your DAW. That’s right, many of you are recording signals that are way too loud,… Read more »

I Didn’t Know My Converters Were Bad Until Someone Told Me

| Pro Tools, Rant, Tips

Nothing irritates me more in the audio world than seeing impressionable home studio owners being led down pointless rabbit trails in the name of “getting better recordings.” There is a gospel of “better gear” being preached day and night on popular internet forums and all around the inter-webs that not only doesn’t help get people… Read more »

Which DAW Is Right For Your Home Studio? [Video]

| Pro Tools, Rant, Tips, Video

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned vet, with so many capable DAWs to choose from your head can spin constantly wondering which piece of software is right for you. Today I want give you some wisdom as you approach the purchase of or potential switch to a new DAW in hopes that it will bring… Read more »