How I Was Fooled By A Mastering Engineer

| Mastering, Mixing, Plugins, Tips

It’s amazing how easily our ears can be tricked into hearing something that’s not really there. Specifically, loudness can dramatically change how we perceive a piece of audio. I re-learned this lesson yesterday when I got fooled by my friend and mastering engineer Ian Shepherd at the Audio Bloggers Live event in L.A. and what a powerful… Read more »

The Frustrating Reality Of Limitations (In Life And The Studio)

| Rant

Can I be real with you for a few minutes? I mean, I try to be real each and every week here at The Recording Revolution; giving you tips, tricks, and mindsets that apply to real people in real home studios, and avoiding all the hype, myths, and silliness that pervades the audio world these days. But today, if… Read more »

Mix It To Sound Mastered

| Mastering, Mixing, Mixing Month, Tips

There seems to be a growing debate about how far a mixing engineer should take a track before handing it off to be mastered. Many of you have voiced concern about how much processing (specifically on the mix buss) is OK and how much should you leave for the mastering phase. I think much of… Read more »

What Sample Rate And Bit Depth To Use [Video]

| Mixing, Pro Tools, Tips, Video

Do you know what sample rate and bit depth you should be recording at? Does it really matter? What do each of those settings mean and what affect do they have on your audio when recording and mixing? Today’s video will help clear things up for you…