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In this episode, I talk about a great new book I just read, and how it’s helping me get more done (and how it can help you). Here’s the link to check it out:

http://astore.amazon.com/homstucor-20/detail/1885167776

And in the Q&A section, I answered GREAT questions about stuff like:

  • the good and the bad of using a calendar as a productivity tool
  • what “printing” means
  • plugins and clipping – what matters
  • recording acoustic guitar secrets
  • making a studio newbie feel comfortable
  • recording without a microphone

Wanna submit a question for the podcast? Go here: www.askjoegilder.com

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While releasing my album yesterday was exciting, today I’m even MORE excited to share a really great interview with you.

Drew Cyphers of The Outlier Studio agreed to sit down and talk with me about his remix of “Better This Way,” which was the winner of the remix contest and is featured as song #14 on my album.

Drew did a killer job on the remix. As it turns out, he does a killer interview too!

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • The power of deadlines (and how they really do work)
  • How it’s possible to make great music with ancient software
  • A great free tool for creating really cool vocal effects [UPDATE: This tool is no longer free. Sorry for the misinformation!]
  • How to make your mixes have impact (i.e. how to punch me in the face with your mix)
  • One of the most important keys to achieving great things in your home studio (this one is subtle, I hope you catch it)

Check out Drew’s website (with pics of his home studio) here:

www.TheOutlierStudio.com

(Also, here’s the link to the free percussion samples I mentioned on the episode.)

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I want to say a humongous THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the “Better This Way” remix contest. I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who got to work and created some AWESOME remixes. Several people even commented thanking me for the opportunity.

No. Thank YOU. This has been really fun.

The Original Version

In case you didn’t know about the remix competition. I’m releasing a new album called Better This Way, and the first song on the album is the title track. Here’s what my version sounds like:

I held a contest where I released the stems from the above song for people to download and remix into an all new version of the song.

There were so many great submissions, and I personally listened to each one. Now for the winner… Read more »

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Today I talk about something that could very well make or break your success when it comes to music (or anything, really). Plus, in the Q&A section I answer questions about stuff like…

  • dealing with room resonance in your recordings
  • business resources for home studios
  • using compression and keeping things balanced
  • less-than-amazing drum recording vs sampled drums
  • resources to help you know your frequencies
  • what differences mastering made on my album

Wanna submit a question for the podcast? Go here: www.askjoegilder.com

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