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 […]

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, […]

Auto-Tune: Do or Don’t?

It’s time to talk about the facts: your favorite singers don’t sound like that. The voices that you hear on the recordings have been altered to achieve an inhuman level of technical perfection and if you want to get real, most of their “live” concert performances have been pre-recorded and altered too. It’s time that […]

Phantom Power Recording Problems and Solutions

Common Recording Problems and Solutions: Phantom Power By this point, I hope you’ve had a chance to play around with your preferred method of recording. If so, you’ve probably bumped into a few walls. Let’s talk about one of the most likely ones, including phantom power. The Voltage Wall If you’re recording vocals, eventually you’re […]

Getting Serious About Home Recording

Home recording has many levels, but if you are ready to get serious there are a few tips we have for you. My last entry was focused on getting you recording right now. I’ve always found it beneficial to start practicing a skill with the most basic tools. Remember when you spent $750 on that […]