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…

Mastering With Stock Plugins: EQ [Video]

| Audio Example, Mastering, Plugins, Tips, Video

Confused about the mastering process? Wonder what plugins you really need to start mastering your mixes to perfection? Have no fear. Today I’m introducing one of three simple videos on how to master your tracks in any DAW with stock plugins. We’ll cover the big three in mastering: EQ, compression, and limiting. Today I want… Read more »

Should You Mix While You Record?

| Mixing, Plugins, Reader Question, Tips

These days, everything in the studio seems to blend together. From recording, to mixing, to arranging, to songwriting. Some people are even trying to master while they mix. It can get confusing and convoluted. So the question for today will be: is it OK to mix while you record? And if so what does that… Read more »

Why You Should Commit Your Guitar Sound On The Way In

| Plugins, Tips

If you happen to record guitars through a virtual amp plugin or box, then you’d be wise to done thing: commit to your sound on the way in. That’s right. None of this, recording the effected sound plus the direct sound, “just in case.” Just in case of what? Just in case you completely change… Read more »