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Monthly Archives: February 2017

28 Feb 2017

Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to Audio Equipment

I hear it all the time: is my computer fast enough to run Pro Tools? What interface should I get for my recordings? Should I get Yamaha NS-10s or the PreSonus¬†Sceptre¬†CoActual Active Studio Monitors? The truth is, you don’t really need the fastest computer for Pro Tools, or the most expensive interface, or even the most expensive speakers for that matter! Not to say that you shouldn’t pick up a pair of the PreSonus Studio Monitors if it’s in the […]

27 Feb 2017

Running Out of Time? Here’s the Steps You Can and Can’t Skip!

We’ve almost all been there. Someone comes up to you and asks – “Hey, can you mix this for my by Wednesday?” Other than the fourteen other projects and tasks you have to do before then, you’ve got all the time in the world! So you take the job. But you don’t have three days to listen, tweak, break, tweak, listen, etc. You’ve got three hours. So what can you do to make sure you still end up with a […]

27 Feb 2017

Need Some Strings?

Are you looking to add some lush strings to your productions? Maybe some exciting tremolo – or even energizing staccato? Don’t feel like you need to spend $499, $799, or $1,250 on the expensive string libraries to get these great sounds. In fact, for only $99, you can get a pretty great sounding string library from Native Instruments. Check out this product review by Dean Palya Jr to get a glimpse at what this product can do! Then check out […]

24 Feb 2017

Mixing With Consistency

Achieving consistency in your mixing is a tough thing to do. Some of them seem to come out louder, some softer, some just better. But there’s an easy and quick way to help you find a consistent way to measure your mix so that you reach a good mix every time. It has to do with metering and the actual level of your mix. Setting a deliberate level to mix at is a good idea, as it will help you […]

24 Feb 2017

An Exercise In Decision Making In the Studio

It’s time to turn your highly advanced DAW into an old school tape machine. Well, in functionality, at least. After you complete this exercise, you’ll be well on your way to making better decisions in the studio. The exercise? You’ve only got four audio tracks. Go. All you have to do is create an entire production using only four audio tracks. If you want this to actually pay off, however, you’ll need to have a lot more instruments than that. […]