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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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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Interview: Drew Cyphers of The Outlier Studio

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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