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Want a free ebook about buying microphones?

Check this out! Sound On Sound has put together a nifty buying guide for microphones and is giving it away in free ebook form! Just follow the link to get your very own copy! http://www.soundonsound.com/smartguides/usdigitaleditions/mcbg.php “Microphones: Products & Practice is your essential guide to...

Motivation and Creativity

I recently read an interview with the multi-talented writer, actor, comedian, and PC John Hodgman in which he offered a look into his daily routine – a common practice for interviews with highly effective people. What was the first thing he mentioned about his...

Sampling with the MPC Renaissance

In this quick 5 minute video, Young Guru (engineer for mega hip-hop acts like Jay-Z, Kanye, etc.) shows us the basics of sampling and how to use the MPC Renaissance to do it. Here’s a few tips for sampling that you can use no...

More Tracks Doesn’t Equal Bigger Sound

More tracks doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to get a bigger sound. In fact, it can sometimes mean the opposite. A lot of producers and engineers seem to think “more is more” and start piling on the tracks. But unless those tracks are carefully...

Looking for some Tape Emulation?

How about trying out the Kramer Master Tape plug-in by Waves? This tape emulating plug-in not only gives a pretty realistic tape sound to your productions, it also looks really cool. I tried it out on a few productions of my own, but I...

Stock Plugins & Snowflakes: The Secret to Making Something Out Of Nothing

Snowflakes are pretty cool. Especially close up. The coolest thing is that every one is unique. Just like a song. But without certain photography tools, we would never be able to really appreciate the nuances and beauty of these flakes. In the same way,...

Audio Interface Choices. Choices, choices, choices.

So we finally did it. After months of deliberation, we’ve swapped out the Pro Control and HD2 system in Studio A, and gone to…. Well, we’re just not sure. Part of it was easy. The Pro Control was an awesome board, but it was...

Setting Record Levels in Your DAW

One of the biggest issues in home recording is proper gain staging. I hear it all the time – “Pro Tools didn’t clip, but it sounds distorted still.” Or maybe “there isn’t much dynamic range in my recording, should I use less compression?” A...

Want To Get Better Faster?

There’s only one way to get better at anything – especially engineering and producing music. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but maybe not quite like this. Practicing is everything, but Geoffrey Colvin offers an interesting insight that could take your game up –...

C4 by Waves – 100 Days of Waves

Day 15 in Multi-Platinum’s 100 Days of Waves! ¬†We’re counting down our top 100 Waves plug-ins, and showing you how we use them in our projects and daily work. The C4 compressor is the fastest way to learn to balance¬†single sources and submixes with...

Cold Turkey – The Best Way To Get New Sounds

Ever tried to quit something cold turkey? It’s hard to do. Stop drinking soda…don’t eat candy…even small changes like this can be difficult when you try to cut them off immediately. So how in the world can you use a tactic like this to...

New DAW’s to add to our Pro Tools collection. What do you think?

While we’re at it, I have a confession to make. *I’ve been flirting with other DAW’s*. I know, blasphemy right. Especially with Pro Tools 11 looking SOOO good. But it’s a new day. Even here in Nashville it’s not uncommon for the top engineers...