So today I’m taking a bit of a break. I want to hear from you. You notice how there’s a little comment section below this blog post? I want you to scroll down there and leave a comment. Here’s what I want you to tell us. Tell us one of the biggest things you’ve learned since you started your recording journey.
It can be something you learned here on HSC or another website. It can be something you came up with all on your own. Anything. The idea here is to have a big long list of cool recording tips and tricks that YOU use to get great results.
Let’s make this an epic list. Even if you don’t normally leave a comment, make an exception for today. 🙂
A Quick Thank You
I wouldn’t be at 500 posts if you did hang out here on HSC. I would have quit a long time ago if nobody showed up. Thanks for showing up.
And for those of you brave souls who have purchased one of my training videos or attended one of my classes, special thanks to you.
I’ll Go First
You may be stumped as to what to write below. I’ll share a couple of the “biggies” that I’ve learned over the years:
- High-Pass Filter – If ever there was a magic pill for your mixes, this one is it.
- Get it right at the source. – Every time I want to rush through recording just to be able to “fix it in the mix,” I have to slap myself and remember how important (and fun) the recording process can be.
- Know your weaknesses. I really enjoy “outsourcing” parts of the recording process to people who are better than me. I sold my bass a long time ago, because I’m a mediocre bass player at best. I’d much rather pay my brother-in-law Joel to play on a track than hack through it myself. Same with Travis on drums. It’s better for the song…and it’s fun to work with other creative people.