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 »
On the heels of last week’s post about plugins being the worst investment in your studio, I have an announcement to make: it’s time for a plugin purge. Maybe not for you, but for me personally in my studio, it’s time to shed some dead weight and narrow down my actual day to day plugin… Read more »
Today I want to make the case that plugins are the absolute worst investment you could make in your studio. And honestly, I use the word “investment” with a hint of sarcasm. Now before I jump in, don’t get me wrong: I have and use many great plugins. But on some level I know that… Read more »
There is one guiding principle, one core concept, one single rule that is the foundation of everything I try to do with music in my studio: both for myself and for all of my clients. This one rule exposes both the paradox of choice (so wonderfully articulated by Barry Schwartz) and the power of limitations…. Read more »
The team over at Slate Digital has done it again. The Virtual Buss Compressors (VBC) plugin is here and it’s amazing. There’s a reason why I own every one of Steven’s plugins: they add something unique and magical to my mixes, and the VBC is no exception. I literally demoed this for 5 minutes on… Read more »
What you hear out of your studio monitors has a huge impact on how your final mix will turn out. It affects your recording and mixing decisions, which ultimately sculpt the sound of your tracks. And with many of us recording and mixing in non-ideal spaces, what we hear isn’t normally the truth of the… Read more »