Studio Tour: McPherson Studios, Nashville, TN [Video]

This morning I got to hang out with a buddy of mine at McPherson Studios in Nashville, TN, where he works. I was helping him get ready for a drum tracking session this afternoon.

Of course I brought my video camera with me, since I’m always thinking, “I bet HSC readers would like to see this.”

So…here you go! Here’s a mini-tour of McPherson Studios. You can check them out at McPhersonStudios.com.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t86SB-EsvGU

Mixing: “Limit Thyself” [NEW VIDEO]

I tried posting this yesterday, but I ran into some technical roadblocks, so here ’tis.

I’ve got a new video for you today. Live from my home studio…

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If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the blog post explaining the mixing course in a bit more detail. The doors open on MONDAY (3/29)!!

Also, don’t forget about the live streaming concert tomorrow night (3/27) at 5pm Central Time. I honestly don’t know how good the audio quality will be (fingers firmly crossed), but I’ll also be recording it all into Pro Tools. [Hint: If you join the new mixing course, the live recording might be a bonus…just sayin’. :-)]

Important!!!

I’ll be answering questions about the upcoming mixing course after the concert on Saturday. So come listen to some music, then stick around afterward, and we’ll have a live Q&A.

Oh, and HAPPY FRIDAY!

Side-Chaining [Video]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLxEThruIL8

In this video we take a look at Side-Chaining, particularly with kick and bass.

Thoughts? Please leave a comment!

Ear Training Results: Acoustic Guitar

Here’s my follow-up video to yesterday’s round of ear training. If you haven’t checked out the audio clips there, you might want to do that before watching the video below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC1x8yqIOMc

Were you right? Wanna gloat?

Were you wrong? Wanna vent?

Leave a comment!

How to Remove Vocals from a Song [Video]

A few months ago, I was running a recording session for a corporate party for a bunch of folks from Boston. They wanted to record some country music (livin’ the Nashville dream).

So, I had to come up with a selection of country songs for them to sing to. This required me to figure out how to remove the lead vocals from these songs. Here’s how.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoTT1uuFwSg

Ear Training Results: Bass EQ

Yesterday I posted two bass audio clips, one dry and one processed. Then I had you guess what I did to the second clip.

Ear training is really important. I always learn something from it. Oftentimes you end up realizing that things are much simpler than they seem.

Check out the video for more:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eidcHEvRtmw