Blending acoustic and electronic sounds can open musical doors and take your songwriting and production in unexpected and adventurous directions. Read More.
There’s art and science behind every stage in the audio production process. Rob Mayzes joined our February Twitter Chat to discuss how you can overcome some of the challenges of mixing in a home studio environment. Read More.
If you steer clear of these five common mistakes when working on audio mixes in your home studio, you can avoid a muddy mix every time. Read the post.
The process of getting sound into and out of the computer is actually quite simple and is totally dependent on the science of sound, which we call acoustics. Read More.
With all the information out there about acoustic treatment, it’s easy to get confused. One thing I’ve learned from recording and mixing in my own studio, doing research on the Internet and elsewhere, and reading numerous articles, is to keep things simple. Read more.
Controlling volume is one of the most important elements in audio production. Understanding amplitude, volume, normalization, and automation are all part of music production basics and will help you in the recording and mixing phases of your project. Read more.
If you record audio in a place where the same noises are often around, and you are not able to prevent them, then you’ve probably found yourself removing them from your audio recordings using noise reduction software. Unless you’ve built or purchased a sound-proof recording booth, there WILL be noise. Read more.
Your home studio acoustics could be causing you to make mistakes in the mixdown stage. Find out how you can fix up your home studio to get a better mix. Read the post.
You’ve finished the audio mix for your latest song. Your audio mix sounds pretty good in your home studio, but when you play the song on your iPod or in the car, you notice one or two bass notes always sound super loud, even though you’ve applied compression on the bass track to try and prevent this very problem. Read more.
I have sort of an irreverent attitude, so I’ve been inclined to do things that were supposed to be wrong. I always like using cheap or ancient, wheezing gear along with the usual pro gear, because I really think the “action” sound comes from musically effective distortion. Sometimes this oddball gear makes a bold sonic statement you just can’t get any other way. I like tape delays, for instance a [Roland] Space Echo, especially if the tape has a little crease in it. Read More.
Whether as a front-of-house live performance mixer, a remote broadcast/recording engineer working in a church or club, a recording engineer working on a studio session, or simply recording instruments in your modest one-room home recording studio, being isolated from your audio sound source is essential to producing a quality finished product. In order to make the best decisions about levels, EQs, dynamics, or effects, it’s necessary to hear the uncolored sound on its own. Read more.
Updated February 2021. These recording and studio tips offer insights on acoustics, microphones, music production, gear, plug-ins, tones, mixing, and everything in between — for all your home studio and pro studio recording endeavors. Read the posts.
If you decide to convert space in your home to function as a project studio, it’s easy to spend a lot of money before you plug in your first microphone – but that doesn’t mean your dream of a quality recording space in your home needs to end before it begins. Read the post.
Many of us have the gear to make our own home recordings, but often physical and/or acoustical limitations in the space where we record have an impact on the sound of our recordings. Read more.