Keeping A Commitment

I’m starting to run out of recording studio advice – the studio is an insular environment, and I’ve already covered several areas. In the last 6 months, I’ve had more recording sessions than I had in all of the preceding years combined. I’ve installed some helpful new plugins and discovered some great new tracking techniques. […]

Session Tip: Hiring Session Players

So you’ve got a song written, you’re ready to bring it to life in the studio – but maybe you’re not the best drummer. You don’t have your own band, but you want your recording to be more than just a basic acoustic demo. What do you do now? It might be time to hire […]

Session Tip: Playing To A Click Track

If you’re planning to come into the studio to record, there are a number of things you can do to make it easy for yourself, your band, and your engineer. One of the most helpful things you can do is to practice at home playing along to a click. For studio newcomers, this is usually […]

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: 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 […]