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17 Mar 2017

DIY Talkbox

There’s a lot of ways to get awesome sounding talkbox effects. But this is probably my favorite option 🙂 Although it may not look as sleek as something you’d buy in the stores, it certainly does the trick! If you’re the type to DIY, think about what other things you can do for your studio. Get creative with it!  

16 Mar 2017

Need an Awesome Spring Reverb and DIY Project?

Need an awesome spring verb and DIY project? Look no further. A few friends were sitting around discussing our favorite audio topics (yes, we’re slightly nerdy), and the topic of spring reverbs came up. We were looking for a great example of such a reverb – finally landing on Surfin’ USA by the Beach Boys. Here it is for background music: Spring reverb is great when it fits – it can really add a cool element to your production. Just […]

15 Mar 2017

Happy 4th! Download Your Free Video Today!

Happy 4th of July! Missed us a GearFest? No worries – now you can download both presentations for free! Just fill out the form below and log in to your account  to get your free videos – over an hour of content! Nathan ‘Adan’ Adam teaches you how to get 100% faster at Pro Tools, and Dean Palya Jr breaks down modern rock guitar tones and arrangements for massive tracks. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend! -The Multi-Platinum Team […]

12 Mar 2017

Salt = Reverb

Little known fact, but salt makes most foods taste better. (Gasp) Thomas Edison would watch the way in which a prospective employee would eat, and if he put salt on his food without tasting it first, he knew that the man had no intuition. He wouldn’t hire him. Salt is one of those things that, in moderation, can be fine. But if it get’s out of control, your health will be severely at risk. Now that you know a bit […]

11 Mar 2017

How Long Should I Spend On My Mix?

It’s an age-old question: how long should I spend mixing? Or maybe it’s rephrased as “how do I know my mix is done?” Some people will say that you should never “finish” a mix, only settle. These people are pessimists. Others will say that you should spend no longer than two hours mixing. These people are lazy. So when should you put a mix down and call it done, and when should you keep working on it? There’s a really […]

11 Mar 2017

How to Build a Diffuser

What’s the purpose of a diffuser? The “random” nature of a diffuser allows sound to reflect in different ways, essentially eliminating audible reflections that can cause listening inconsistencies in your recording space. These are generally found on the back wall of a control room, or in the case of Blackbird studios here in Nashville, all over! This unique room is essentially a giant diffuser – and the result is stunning. There are no unwanted reflections, but it is not the […]

10 Mar 2017

It’s Official – Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Software is here!

Today, Native Instruments released a new line of their world-class drum sequencing tool Maschine, as well as an update to the software for all of the Maschine products. And it looks amazing. At $999, this Maschine, dubbed Maschine Studio, is the most advanced (and expensive) Maschine to date – rivaling the MPC Renaissance in function and power. While the users of this mega-maschine might be somewhat few and far between, one thing’s for sure – the software update will be […]

09 Mar 2017

Want a New Logic Pro X Theme?

How about something like this? I had just heard about some new Chrome themes (this one’s pretty cool), and thought to myself – “what if I could do that to my DAW?” I like the flexibility that Digital Performer (among other DAWs) gives you when it comes to changing the skin of the DAW – you can make it look like the music you’re making, which can really help the creative juices flow. (Try typing a creative paper on Windows […]

05 Mar 2017

Recording On The Go? Pack the Essentials!

Do you know what the most frustrating thing in the world is for people like us? Well, there’s a lot of ways this can go, but I’m going to go with one that I experienced recently – recording on the go. Or maybe, a better way to put that is not being able to record on the go. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ended up transporting car loads worth of gear to be able to record some […]

02 Mar 2017

Why You Should NOT Upgrade

Many pros are working on old versions of software. Pro Tools 9, Waves v8, and OSX 10.6. And it’s not because they’re cheap. They know the reasons why they shouldn’t upgrade as soon as a cool new piece of gear comes out, but do you? Time and time again, people will prematurely upgrade and end up regretting their decision in a big way. Don’t let that happen to you. Learn why you shouldn’t upgrade: [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”] [wc_heading type=”h1″ title=”1. […]