Whether you’re incredible happy with how your recordings and mixes sound or completely frustrated, if you’re like any warm-blooded audio lover, you regularly consider upgrading your equipment.

If your stuff sounds great, you want to “take it to the next level.”

If it sounds bad, you hope that upgrading your gear will bring up the quality level.

One of the great things about running a website about music and audio is that I get to connect with some really incredible people with really good opinions. Sometimes their opinions match up with mine. Sometimes they differ.

And sometimes (gasp!) my opinions on things change.

But rather than giving you my opinion today, I want to share two slightly different but powerful takes on the whole idea of “upgrading.”

They both use the Tiger Woods/golf analogy, but each has a different spin on it.

Check out both videos below, then leave a comment and answer the question:

Who do you agree with and WHY?

First up, Graham Cochrane from TheRecordingRevolutions.com:

And Ronan Chris Murphy of RecordingBootCamp.com:

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On this week’s free podcast (you knew I do a free weekly podcast, right?) I talk about the perils of tackling an ever-growing to-do list, and share a super-nerdy purchase I made recently to help with this.

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

  • How to diagnose (and eliminate) guitar buzz
  • My thoughts on preamp emulators (this might surprise you)
  • Turning down potential client work
  • Mixing my own songs vs other people’s songs (and how I approach each)

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This week I share with you a simple technique to help your session setup (and your mixes) go more smoothly.

Plus, I answered your questions about stuff like:

  • XY Guitar/Vocal recording – good idea or bad idea?
  • What to do when your masters aren’t as loud as everyone else’s
  • How different genres achieve their signature sound
  • Recording electric guitars direct – clean vs dirty
  • How to set up headphone mixes for 5 people

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In this week’s episode, I share my experiences with batching tasks vs doing them little by little every day. And in the Q&A section, I discuss at length when and why it makes sense to upgrade to nicer equipment and plugins. I also answer a question about minimizing “movement noise” when recording quiet acoustic guitar parts.

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In this episode, I talk about some stuff I learned from a 12-hour tracking session I played on last week.

And I also answer your questions about stuff like:

  • Who would win in a fight, me or Graham? :)
  •  DIY acoustic panels vs foam
  • Getting a full recording from a sparse arrangement
  • Matching your mixes to your reference tracks
  • How my acoustic guitar recording technique has changed over the years

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On this episode, I share a little story about a recent trip I went on, and a lesson you need to learn about you and your music.

I also answer questions about stuff like:

  • Parallel processing
  • Getting feedback from clients
  • Taming acoustic guitar
  • Using headphones for mixing

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