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02 Apr 2017

What’s Your Biggest Fear In The Studio?

I’ll come right out and say it – my biggest fear in the studio is a lack of originality. Whenever I’m working on something, it always seems to be in the back of my mind. And honestly, it’s not a very good thing to be thinking about when you’re trying to record. Worrying about anything in the studio can actually hinder your creativity and productivity more than anything. But I’ve picked up a quick tip that can actually help erase […]

02 Apr 2017

Every drummer joke in the universe [VIDEO]

What’s that? Your drummer is talented, but can be a bit flaky? Gets a bit too much energy and rushes the beat? Ahhh. Pick up our new “Spring loaded” kit and let him get out his inner ADHD. Just be aware of the phasing issues in the mic bleed. http://www.wimp.com/weirdestdrum/  

01 Apr 2017

Great music in the studio with Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

This is a cool look into the studio with Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean cutting a track for Aldean’s album. My favorite quote from the video? “It was very obvious to me – from the first note she started singing – that this was going to be a huge song.” This is one of the ultimate truths of recording music. The most important thing you can do is to focus on getting a great sound at its source. Without it, […]

01 Apr 2017

Are You Developing the Hook for Better Recordings?

Name a piece of music. Chances are that you can sing, hum, or identify its “hook.” A hook is an incredibly important part of any recording. And if you’re not highlighting it in your production, you’re missing out. There are a lot of misconceptions about what a hook actually is, so let’s figure out how we can define a hook. Then we can figure out how to develop it and use it to our advantage in a production. A hook […]

01 Apr 2017

Ever have a mix sound like this?

Have you ever finished a mix and though it sounded something like this? Well, unless you’re recording Debussy, it probably isn’t a good thing. Even if you’re recording Debussy, it’s still probably not a good thing. So how do you avoid blurry mixes? Maybe, like in this photo, you’re simply focused on the wrong thing! You’ll see that the plant on the bottom of the screen is completely clear, but the subjects of the photo are not even close to […]

01 Apr 2017

Faking Steel Guitars: The Key to Lifelike Parts

Unless you’re one of the few that actually plays this magnificent instrument (or one of the even fewer with a friend that does), you’re probably going to have to fake it. But if you’ve ever tried it, you know exactly how hard it can be. But if you understand one simple rule about faking any instrument in your home studio, you’ll be able to create lifelike steel guitar parts with whatever tools you have. So what’s the rule of faking […]

01 Apr 2017

Non-Linear Music Making

It may seem odd to some that music can be thought of in a non-linear fashion. Some may not be able to imagine another way. But what about when it comes to recording? Can a recording of music be non-linear? Well, technically, no. Everything is linear (if it happens in the space-time continuum, but that’s a different discussion.) But it can be non-linear in the sense of the specific performance. Certain DAWs (and almost-DAWs like Maschine 2) function in this […]

29 Mar 2017

SurferEQ Introduction – YouTube

An EQ that Tracks the Pitch of the track it’s on, and adjusts accordingly? We’re not sure how well it works, but assure you we’ll be testing it for future Multi-Platinum Videos.

29 Mar 2017

Shut Up and Mix

No one sets out to be an Audio Engineer without goals and dreams they wish to accomplish in mind. ¬†Goals, projects, and doing, are inherent to the term “engineer”. Wikipedia defines “Engineer” as, “a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems.” While we may not be using mathematics to solve societal and commercial problems, we certainly use knowledge of process to creatively (with ingenuity) accomplish a […]

28 Mar 2017

A Lesson In Arrangement – The Piano Guys

Have you ever seen five guys play a single instrument? If you keep up with the viral videos, then your answer is probably yes. Even though its extremely impressive to see these guys play this catchy tune, what’s more impressive is that it never gets boring. From the start to the finish, they keep it interesting. Which is why this is a clinic in arrangement. Check out the video here: Ok – who expected that one of the guys would […]