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This post was updated December 2019.
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Gear and Your Recording Space
Producing and Prepping for Recording
Make the most of your studio time (and space)
5 things to do before recording in a professional studio
Working with plug-ins: A beginner’s guide
Budgeting for your recording session
Meet the Audio plug-in: Your start-up kit
10 ways to lay the groundwork for an amazing vocal recording session
The essential studio gear for your home studio
Getting great results when you’re the singer AND producer in your home studio
Choosing a signature vocal mic for your studio
Seven things to consider when shopping recording studios
Going mobile: A look at music making apps
Seven tips for recording great keyboard parts in the studio
Virtual synths and musical instruments on your mobile device
Improve your EDM production skills with close listening
The B-3 in action: Five examples of Hammond organ done right
Actively test – and improve – your listening skills
Six tips for adding Hammond organ to your music
Preparing to record in a professional recording studio
Remote collaboration: Nine tips for sharing music tracks
Prepping for the recording studio, Part II
Mastering Gear and The SoundLAB at Disc Makers
What is the difference between loudness, volume and gain?
Acoustic treatment and your home studio
Are you ready to work with a vocal producer?
Are your home studio acoustics killing your mix?
Music production basics – Part 1: amplitude and automation
Pros and cons of the Figure 8 mic pickup pattern
A record producer’s pre-recording prep work
The recording equipment you really need for your home studio setup
The record producer and pre-production
A quick buyer’s guide for your home studio microphone
How to choose a recording studio
Isolation headphones and your home recording
Audio mastering for vinyl
Signal Processing For The Home Studio Owner: Part 1, Compressors, Limiters, and EQ
Psychology and the Music Producer – an audio engineer often has to do it all
Signal Processing For The Home Studio Owner: Part 2, Gates, Delay, and Reverb
So this guitarist walks into a recording studio…
Quick tips for recording better tones in your home studio
The Mantra of a Successful Recording Studio
Recording Studio Microphones: Good, Better, and Wow!
Audio Mastering – The Mysterious Post-Production Art Form
Using compressors and limiters
Ear Fatigue and Mixing Music – Know the Signs, Avoid Mistakes
Dithering – Adding “Good Noise” to Improve Your Home Recordings
Drum Tuning Advice for Recording and Gigs