Pro Tools Lesson: Setting Up a Great Vocal Chain

It’s time to talk about how to get a professional vocal sound, using plug-ins in Pro Tools. With so many options, it’s hard to know what’s necessary, and what’s excess. It’s important to experiment and try new things when you’re recording a song, but there are a few basic tools you’ll want to get familiar with, […]

Hot Signals and Clipping

Hot Signals and Clipping can be a common recording issue people face. It’s likely that you’re recording levels are too loud, and may not be aware. If you’ve got your levels too high during tracking, you’re going to run into a lot of problems during mixing and mastering. I’m going to explain first why this is […]

Jerry Cripe and Friends

The Cripe-man was back in the studio and he brought along a few friends.  The guests were talented  musicians that  will be recording later. Visiting the studio were: Rio – Percussionist Extraordinaire Tom- Surf Rock Drummer & Lucky Husband ?- Tom’s beautiful wife and a Wonderful Singer John – Absolutely the greatest banjoist of all […]

Mixing Lompoc’s Long Rider Band

I prepared some quick mixes for the Long Rider band the day after recording and they spent a few days listening before our scheduled mix session. When the band came in Matt (guitar) said that the mixes were actually great and needed only a few small changes. I brought  the level of Matt’s guitar down […]