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I shared this little secret with my Dueling Mixes members this month, but I want to share it on the podcast as well.

It has to do with a way of approaching a mix that virtually guarantees you’ll mix it better.

And in the Q&A portion of the podcast, I answered some really great questions about stuff like:

  • How to approach recording and mixing multiple electric guitars
  • How to record electric guitars with multiple microphones (and not have a huge headache later)
  • How to mix if you tend to “EQ” the sound of your car stereo or iPod
  • Thoughts on LANDR.com and other automatic mastering service

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

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This might offend some people.

Heck, it offends me a little bit.

In this episode, I talk about the one thing that is keeping you (and me) from getting anything done in our studios.

And I share some specific ways that I’ve found that help me overcome this one thing, even as recently as this morning.

I also answer some great questions about stuff like:

  • Dealing with noise on the front and back ends of your songs
  • Options for getting your music on iTunes, Amazon, etc. (and what I use)
  • My stupid-simple method for knowing when my mix is finished
  • Panning suggestions for string arrangements

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This week on the podcast, I share with you a few observations on what I would’ve done differently on my new album I just sent off to be mastered.

And in the Q&A section, I answer some fantastic questions, particularly about how to make great-sounding music when you have limited access to a good-sounding space (from a guy living in a dorm room) and also how to deal with doubled lead vocals.

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I have a real treat for you this week.

Remember Ben Gortmaker? I interviewed him about his fantastic album All’s Lost, All’s Found a few years ago.

This week Ben is back to talk about the ever-important topic of PRODUCTION.

As home studio owner’s, we’re pretty good about wearing the musician hat and the engineer hat, but what about the producer hat? Methinks it gets neglected. And that can mean disaster for your music.

In this episode, Ben shares valuable insights into topics like:

  • Songwriting (how a simple shift in your songwriting approach can help you make better recordings and mixes later)
  • Recording with what you have (proof that you don’t need to own a dozen microphones to make good recordings)
  • How to juggle the different hats you wear in the studio (and how you must embrace your inability to do them all at the same time)
  • How to uncover an unending supply of production ideas (that you can “steal” for your own music)
  • The single most important part of the entire production process (skip this at your own risk)

Plus a ho’ bunch mo’.

Listen now, and before you finish, leave a comment below, letting us know if we hit a nerve, if this is a topic you want to learn more about in the future.

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