Ask Joe #107 – I’m Grumpy

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In this week’s episode, I talk about those times when you just don’t feel like getting any work done in the studio, and what I do about it. Also, I answer some great questions about stuff like:

  • getting started with acoustic treatment
  • how to record and mix claps
  • using clip gain vs automating
  • dealing with constant noise (like amp buzz) in a recording
  • how many clients to take on at once
  • how long it takes me to set up a session

 

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Ask Joe #106 – Afraid

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In this week’s episode, I talk about fear, and how it can plague your music (and your life). I also answer questions about stuff like:

  • how long to keep files
  • how to use power conditioners
  • noisy recordings
  • the 3:1 rule and recording guitar/vocal performances
  • becoming a “pro”

 

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Ask Joe #105 – How to Say No to Clients

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This week I tackle the potentially awkward situation of having to say no to a client. Plus, I answer questions about:

  • how to deal with “P-popping” of a vocalist in a live setting
  • mixing non-English vocalists
  • applications for omnidirectional and figure-8 microphones
  • the Line6 Variax guitars – good? bad?
  • recording a 15-20 person choir
  • my songwriting process – paper or DAW?

 

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Ask Joe #104 – Good Grief

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In this week’s episode, I talk about how to use “good” stress to help you make better music. I also answer questions about:

  • using external hard drives
  • creating instrumental music
  • dealing with slower computers
  • getting better at playing to a click
  • acoustic treatment (how far to go)
  • getting honest feedback on mixes

 

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Ask Joe #103 – To Print or Not To Print?

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Today let’s rap about the pros and cons of recording electric guitars WITH effects. Plus, I answer some great questions about stuff like:

  • how I’ve “changed my tune” on a few topics over the years
  • how I record and mix this podcast
  • the pros and cons of changing strings right before a session
  • burning CD’s in iTunes. Good idea? Bad idea?
  • re-amping…worth it?
  • using guitar amp VSTs, metal pop filters, and master bus compressors

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Ask Joe #102 – Don’t Follow Your Passion?

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This week, I discuss my thoughts on a book I read recently called So Good They Can’t Ignore You, which argues that following your passion is bad advice. Wha?!

Also, and I answer some cool questions about stuff like:

  • what “get it right at the source” really means
  • thoughts on the Presonus TubePre V2
  • how exactly did I go about the songwriting process for my 50-song challenge
  • how to avoid “communication breakdown” with clients
  • fundamental frequency – do they matter or not?

 

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Ask Joe #101 – I Wrote 50 Songs

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Today I share with you lessons I learned from writing 50 songs in 12 weeks. Plus, I answer your questions about:

  • how to stay productive/motivated in the studio
  • how to know when a track needs compression
  • advice for recording/mixing an acoustic guitar as a percussion instrument
  • channel strips vs preamps
  • lopsidedness in the mix
  • learning your studio monitors

 

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Ask Joe #100 – 5 Lessons I Learned in 5 Years of Running HSC

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This week I share with you five lessons I’ve learned over the course of the last 5 years of running Home Studio Corner, and how you can apply them to your studio/music.

Also, I answer some killer questions about stuff like:

  • maintaining the “vibe” of a demo in the actual production
  • using groups
  • choosing songs for an album
  • the piece of gear I own that I love but could make great music without (great question)
  • over-doing it with EQ and automation
  • dealing with level changes when going from mixing in mono to stereo

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