Another week. Another podcast. Got some really good questions this week. If you sent one in, thank you.

(It is quickly becoming very popular.)

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Happy listening!

Topics covered:

  • Tips for adding extra “umph” to guitar tracks
  • Amp simulation
  • Re-amping
  • Recording with a newborn baby
  • Mic Preamps
  • Drum Overheads
  • Fader levels
  • Thunderbolt
  • Limiter thresholds
  • Solid State Drives

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  • Jerry

    I dont know what a feedback compressor is but I think the waves API is supposed to be one to. I dont use em I just use my klanghelm compressor it basically can do anything. and its cheap.

  • Jerry

    I love that understanding compression video series and the eq one to great stuff.

  • I’ve bean wondering what “UMPH” is (english is my 2nd language) and I searched in the urban dictionary and lol this is what i’ve got 🙂
    I assume the “Umph” is sort of added “drive” low end or so… please explain to some one that not really understand this slang 🙂
    Joe great podcast as always ! and great questions … 
    I don’t know if it’s only me , but the questions are getting better from podcast to podcast 🙂

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    • I think maybe it means something like “punch” or “impact.”

      Sorry for the slang! 🙂

  • Jordan

    Older models of compressors are Feed Back model, most contemporary designs are Feed Forward. The 1176, API 525, and La-2a are all Feedback models. FB have their level detection circuit at the output of the compressor, after the gain reduction circuit.

  • Holygrailrecords

    Hi Joe…thanks for answering my question regarding  fader levels….I understand what you mean…and I have a better idea of using the console….I will keep listening in and picking up advice and tips….you do a great job helping folks like me make better recordings…thanks Joe..regards..Will.

    • Thanks Will! Appreciate the question, too.

  • Stan Mishler

    Thanks for answering my question. I’m glad to hear how you handled recording with a newborn. I am actually moving my studio to the opposite side of the basement in relation to the babys room on the second floor. And I got good headphones I know well. So it looks like I just need to figure out his sleep schedule when he gets here.

    Also sorry for the poorly written question was typing it out fast before I forgot it.

    • No problem at all Stan. I’m not a very good question-reader anyway. 🙂

  • Hey Joe, there’s a good article about the differences between “Feedback Compression” vs “Feed-Forward Compression” here: