If you’re like me, you rarely get to record your drums in a nice big studio space. Perhaps your tracking space is a bedroom, basement or living room. Maybe you’ve tried using room mics or a mono room mic to capture some energy and ambience naturally, but in the mix it just doesn’t sound great…. Read more »
Are you afraid of failing at this whole home studio thing? Do you fear that you’ll never be able to deliver a great recording or mix that sounds pro? You’re not alone. I’ve been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. The idea that one could fail in the studio suggests that there is a… Read more »
Pro Tools 11 is a huge update, not because of crazy new features, but rather a major under the hood rewrite. For the first time in maybe 20 years, Avid has built Pro Tools from the ground up with fresh code running as a 64 bit application. The result? A much slimmer, sleeker, and more… Read more »
Today’s reader spotlight is a huge encouragement to me and I hope to you as well. TRR reader Dan Dybing helped write, record, perform, and mix a song for Breaking Free, an organization that helps victims of human sex trafficking. The song (and accompanying video) is powerful and serves as a great example of how… Read more »
Let’s take a hypothetical journey today: let’s try to mix a song in our DAW without using any plugins or effects whatsoever. Our goal will be the “no plugin mix”, one that sounds full, clear, and punchy to the listener, but without inserting a single software or hardware compressor, EQ, or reverb. How would your… Read more »
Today’s video will help you immensely if you watch it with an open mind. I want to share two critical principles that you need in order to thrive in your home or project studio. They have served me well, along with every other great engineer I know. And even better, they will help you in… Read more »
Confession: I hate using reverb. It’s honestly not one of my strong suits. What I like instead, however are delays. In fact I actually enjoy using delays in a way that mimics the effect of a good reverb. Check out today’s video to see what I’m talking about.
Getting a great drum sound is paramount to getting a great mix. Today I want to share my simple four step process to getting a tighter, fuller, clearer, and more punchy drum sound in your DAW. Anyone can do these four simple moves, they’re that simple. Let’s jump in!
Today I’m wrapping up a three part video series on what I call The #1 Rule Of Home Recording. It’s all about limiting your options in the home studio so you can actually churn out better sounding tracks in less time. We’ve already looked at the power of limitations and specifically how it applies to… Read more »
I’m back with another video in my #1 Rule Of Home Recording series, only this time we’re going to look at how the rule specifically applies to your gear. Things like which computer you should buy, which DAW to use, which interface to record through, and what microphones you need. We’ll even talk about investing… Read more »