Mic selection can help shape the color, mood, and impact of your next song. Here’s advice on how to choose microphones that best fit your music. Read the post.
If you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to go overboard editing, processing, and tweaking your recordings-in-progress. Here’s some advice on how to make your productions sound their best — and knowing when to stop. Read the post.
Using compressors and limiters when recording and mixing allows you to smooth out passages to better control a track. Read the post.
When producing a new track, try working on it — even for a very short time — every single day until it’s done. Read the post.
Singing and producing at the same time creates a unique set of challenges. It can also offer freedom and a work-flow that’s all yours. Read the post.
Software synthesizers can open up huge musical possibilities when you’re producing music. Here’s how to get started. Read the post.
Pre-made loops are great tools for creative inspiration while you’re recording. A few simple techniques can help make them sound less like stock sounds and more like you. Read the post.
From mic placement tips to prepping for a recording session, these home recording posts from the Disc Makers Blog offer insights for recording and mixing in your home studio. Read and enjoy.
Getting a quality drum recording in your home studio requires a space with proper acoustics and mics that are up to the task — and your mic placement goes a long way when you record a snare drum. Read the post.
With the right technology, strategies, and planning, indie artists can record and produce amazing music anywhere. Read the post
The mics you use on any instrument in your home studio recording are a major variable in how your recording will sound, but mic placement is a big part of capturing the best tone for your recording. Read the post
Recognize the signs and control your activities before, during, and after a studio session to minimize ear fatigue and get your best results from your recording. Read the post.
So much about recording saxophone and other reed instruments depends on the player, the room, the mics, the style of play, and how the track fits into the song overall. Here are some recording tips from a veteran producer. Read the post.
Bobby Borg talks with Maurizio De Togni to compare Avid’s Pro Tools software with Apple’s Logic Pro based on price, usability, and compatibility — with a focus on the independent artist. Read the post.
When you’re ready to add violin, cello, or other orchestral strings to your recordings, these tips will get you off the ground and help you communicate and harness the creativity of your collaborators. Read the post.