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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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This week I share with you a new fun drum loop/song I worked on recently. I also talk about difficulty in the studio, and how it’s par for the course.

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

  • choosing the songs for my album
  • using onboard mixer preamps vs outboard
  • fade-out issues
  • the way I get inside clients’ heads
  • thoughts on mixing while recording

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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

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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 »