Ask Joe #147 – Your Studio’s MVP

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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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Ask Joe #146 – Timer? I Hardly Know Her?

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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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Ask Joe #145 – The Rule of Two

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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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Ask Joe #144 – Steady vs Chunky

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In this week’s episode, I share my experiences with batching tasks vs doing them little by little every day. And in the Q&A section, I discuss at length when and why it makes sense to upgrade to nicer equipment and plugins. I also answer a question about minimizing “movement noise” when recording quiet acoustic guitar parts.

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Ask Joe #143 – Post-Marathon-Tracking-Day Thoughts

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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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Ask Joe #142 – Get Behind Me, Scarcity!

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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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Ask Joe #141 – It’s Difficult

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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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Ask Joe #140 – The One Thing

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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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