Have you ever wondered what your posture can do for your mixing? I have. I was so intrigued by the thought that I spent some time looking into how your posture and body language can affect your mind and how others perceive you. This is the most interesting article I found. “Postures aren’t just an expression of how we feel. They can also inform the brain by changing our physiology. If you hold an open and expansive pose for a […]
Sometimes we get caught up in trying to create “complex” music. We like our crazy chord structures, intense solos, and 200+ track sessions. And that music can sound really cool. But we often forget about the power of simplicity in music. Depending on the type of music you’re making, this might be the reason you’re not happy with your projects. Some of the greatest music ever recorded was done with four tracks, two verses, and a chorus. Four chords at […]
We all need a little reminder of how to run a proper session now and again.
This takes talent. And a lot of it! When looking around for some great pop mashups, we came across this video on YouTube: The mix and parts were put together extremely well in this mashup, and Daniel Kim even explains how he goes about putting together a project like this – which is extremely interesting! “Once a year, I try to make a seamless musical mix (“mash-up”) of the year’s top pop songs. This is not a quick and easy […]
Are you tired of a slow performing computer? Nothing is worse – I can assure you – than trying to work on a machine that is just…too…..slow….. But what can you do? If you’re not in the position to drop thousands on a new machine and dump the old, but still want to have a better machine to work with for your audio projects, the solution might be (relatively) simple. SSD. Solid State Drive. They’re fast, they’re incredible, and they’re […]
Interested in free stuff? We always are. That’s why we’re super excited every time Native-Instruments puts out a free plug-in. They’ve done it before with Driver, and luckily they’ve done it again with a new Tube Compressor Emulator. Visit this link to grab your free copy – only until December 31st, 2013! With this awesome piece of software, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. After testing it out on a few different tracks, here’s what we found: My […]
There’s a lot of ways to get a great lead guitar tone. We go over it in just about ever genre in our training series. But the truth is, if you’re stuck, just give Michael Winslow a call and get your SM58 ready to go!
Chills, people. Chills. It’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come. Just listening to the progression from the 60s to today, we as engineers, producers, and musicians have come up with some incredible art. Hope this inspires you to hit the studio today and crank out a masterpiece! Also, Pentatonix is pretty incredible – thanks for making this video for us all to enjoy!
We’ve all got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re gearing up for an incredibly filling dinner or a family reunion, chances are you’re going to be recognizing all of the things you’re thankful for. The list usually starts with important things that are close to you: family, friends, faith, protection, shelter, etc. These are great things to be thankful for and they should be at the top of your list. But here’s one more thing that […]
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, we can’t always appreciate a great song without a great recording to showcase it. But you’ll be surprised what we can learn from a Russian photographer who took some pretty amazing pictures with a pretty crazy […]