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 […]

Start Recording Today

If you’re interested in making music, chances are you’ll eventually start recording it. If you’re not sure where to start, it can be a tricky process to figure out. So what do you actually need, and what’s just going to muddy up the water? The Bare Bones Required to Start Recording In order to record […]

7 Tips for Bands on Tour

I’ve just returned from a weeklong tour with Atascadero, CA’s Hollow Sunshine. The tour went from San Diego to Santa Rosa with stops in Santa Cruz, LA, & Berkeley. I was driver, photographer, & defacto tour manager. Here are 7 helpful tips that will make your next (or first) band tour a little easier. Get […]

Certain Sparks Music Website

Certain Sparks Music has launched a redesign of our official website Because the site is how most of our clients find us these days, we are updating the look and content of the site to better serve the needs of our clients and to provide more information to interested parties. Be sure to also check […]

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 […]