In this week’s episode, I talk about dealing with clients when they don’t necessarily LOVE your work. I also answer some great questions about stuff like:

  • Choosing a pop filter
  • Recording violin
  • What to listen for when using compression during mastering
  • The “sound-proofing” myth
  • Dealing with level differences when switching from mono to stereo.

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  • nickl

    honesty in a relationship is really important, it’s good that your wife told you what she wanted. the difference between a 35mm and a 50mm isn’t that noticeable and it really doesn’t matter which one you have. you know that gear doesn’t matter to much, you should teach this to your wife haha.

    • She showed me some examples and they were significant enough for her to want the other one. 🙂

  • wolsch

    there is a way out for all of those who struggle with small appartments and the fear of disturbing the neighbours. And it is by far not only a compromise. It might even be inspiring. Because I do the same without being forced to and it is fantastic at times. What is it? I record many tracks with my ipad. With a class compliant audio interface that runs on battery like mine does you have up to 10 hours recording time. And a car eg is not the worst recording room, because it has nearly no parallel walls, a lot of absorbing material, and you can park it where you think you are inspired to sing well and you can sing as loud as you like without disturbing the neighbours. I am using Cubasis for that because my main DAW is Cubase, but even Garageband has everything onboard if you have Logic and an Apple system to import the recorded material to for mixing.

    • You’re absolutely right!

      • wolsch

        thx, Joe. I took courage to openly suggest it, when I read that my alltime favorite musician Mark Heard, probably one of the first home recorders and gearslutz, used to record his vocals in an old cabin of a scrap lorry that he bought and converted into a vocal cabin. He even had his clients sing in there. And because you cannot really sing well in a sitting position he made them turn down the seats and lie down and sing into a mic that was hanging over their heads. :-)))) Thats what Randy Stonehill said. And the results were absoluly professional. “He will listen to you” went around the world. And this one is still one of the sweetest vocal performances ever: