2010 was an awesome year. And I thought it was only fitting on the last day of the year to re-post some of the favorite HSC articles from 2010.

These are in no particular order, just posts that are either favorites of mine or received a lot of comments.

Enjoy perusing these, and THANK YOU for making 2010 an awesome success. I’m really looking forward to 2011. Happy New Year!

Here they are:

Pro Tools Resources – This is just a nice collection of articles I’ve written for you PT folks out there.

Percussion: Why You Should Use It [and a Free Gift!] – For Christmas this year I gave out some free cymbal swell samples. If you haven’t gotten them yet, you should.

HSC Readers: Introduce Yourselves – It was really fun finding out more about my readers and where they’re coming from. Fascinating.

31 Days to Better Recordings – This was a month-long series of 31 articles I wrote back in October. TONS of comments on these articles. Lots of great info.

NEW Tour of my Home Studio [Video] – My latest home studio tour.

Auralex Roominators Project 2 Review [With Audio Examples] – While this is a product review, there’s a lesson to be learned. I posted before and after samples of a treated vs untreated room. Pretty eye-opening if you’ve never heard it before.

Should Musicians Give Their Music Away? – This sparked a HUGE debate.

Using Compression on Your Master Fader – Check out the comments on this post. Another huge debate around one commenter’s claim that “all mastering engineers are scam artists.” It’s a fun read.

Stealing Plug-ins – Robin Hood or Jack Sparrow? – And yet another “can of worms” post. This sparked yet another huge debate on whether it’s okay to steal plugins without paying for them.

I LOVE to Mix [Mixing Resources] – Another list of articles I’ve written on mixing.

What Are Your Favorite Plug-ins? – Whether you steal your plugins or not :-), here’s a place to post your favorites and get some ideas for new ones.

Thanks again!

Seriously, 2010 was awesome. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you.

[Photo by Bob Jagendorf]