Want Big Guitar Tone? Record As Few Guitar Parts As Possible

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Why is it that so many of us are addicted to recording a torrent of guitar tracks per song? It’s almost like a badge of honor, having as many guitar tracks as possible. And we justify it by saying we’re “layering” tracks to get a huge wall of sound. I mean, isn’t that what the… Read more »

The Power Of Recording Drums With One Microphone

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Just because many people use a lot of microphones to record a drum kit doesn’t mean it’s the only (or best) way to do it. In fact, a strong case can be made that the fewer mics you involve the likelihood of your recording sounding better is higher. I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s… Read more »

Get Wider Mixes In Two Steps [Video]

| Audio Example, Mixing, Tips, Video

What is it about many top mixes of our favorite songs that just sound so huge and wide? Like they stretch further than our speakers. Today I want to show you two steps I use regularly to get wider mixes without having to resort to stereo widening plugins or anything else that could mess with… Read more »

The Weak Link In Your Audio Chain Is…You

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Did you know that my first few recordings were absolutely horrific? More specifically my first few YEARS of recordings were mind numbingly bad. Down right awful stuff people. The kind of stuff you would listen to in order to instantly feel better about your recordings. But then I bought a really nice mic preamp and… Read more »