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In this episode I tell you about the all new EP Challenge, starting August 1, 2015. Check it out here.

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

  • Mixing vocals to a stereo instrumental track
  • Recording and mixing upright bass
  • Dealing with excessive brightness
  • Mid-side recording
  • How I do this podcast in an hour
  • The proper use of the Solo button in mixing

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I tweeted about this the other day, but it’s so good I gotta put it here on my site as well.

Even if you’re not a guitar player, you should watch this. This guy is able to get dramatically different guitar tones by simply adjusting the tone and volume knobs on the guitar.

Same concept applies in the studio. Yes, it’s good to have good plugins, mics, preamps, etc., but until you really master the fundamentals, all the gear upgrades in the world won’t help you much.

Enjoy!

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Today I talk about something that’s been on my mind lately, and in the Q&A section I answer your questions about stuff like:

  • My favorite new Studio One v3 feature
  • Dealing with annoying nasal frequencies on vocals
  • Battling harsh-sounding heavy electric guitars
  • My current parallel drum compression technique
  • Creating “lo-fi” loops
  • My motivation (both good and bad)

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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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Don’t miss out on this week’s Twins’ Birthday Sale! Ends June 14, 2015 at midnight. Check it out here.

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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