Mixing Terms: Explained

There are a lot of terms used in the mixing process that don’t mean anything to the average person. We audio types often forget that. Here are some simple explanations for clarification.   MIXING Mixing is the process of creating a stereo mix of all the separate tracks, and applying equalization (EQ), effects and compression […]

Session Tip: Suppressing Sibilant Sounds

Hold your hand in front of your mouth, and read this sentence out loud: Peanut butter pancakes are the perfect breakfast. As you hit each P and B sound, you should have felt a blast of warm air on your hand. If you didn’t, press two fingers against your neck, right next to your windpipe, […]

Taking Care of Your Voice

When you play an instrument, you’ve got to take care of it. If you don’t, it’s going to start to sound awful. The same is true of your voice. Most of us have one, but the majority of us aren’t properly taking care them. Most people can probably get away with that, but if you’re […]

Session Tip: Make a Song Map

I’ve been taking notes for the last few months during my recording sessions, hoping to come up with a few tips to make your recording experience run smoother. This is something that could essentially save you a lot of time and stress in the studio, and I wish that I had figured it out years […]

How To Prepare For A Recording Session

So you’ve booked some time at your favorite local recording studio, and you think you’re ready to go in! Are you really, though? What do you need to do to prepare, and what should you bring with you? Here’s a helpful guide to make your studio experience the smoothest that it can be. Know Your […]