Ask Joe #132 – What I Buy For My Studio

In this episode, I share with you the things I like to buy for my studio, and in the Q&A section, I talk about stuff like:

  • Should you mix your songs for people listening on earbuds?
  • What’s the deal with one-mic recording?
  • Techniques for dealing with very dynamic singers (really loud and really quiet, all in the same song)
  • Audio interface options for beginners
  • What sample rate and bit depth I use in all my recordings
  • Parallel processing via sends vs duplicating the track
  • What to do with reference tracks when bouncing down a mix

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My 7 Mixing Breakthroughs of 2014 [Audio/Video]

For this special edition of the HSC Podcast, I’m giving you access to a live online training session I hosted, where I shared my seven biggest mixing breakthroughs for 2014. I’ve included both the audio and video versions on this page.

Leave a comment below and let me know which breakthrough you’re going to apply to your next mix!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6XkwfFKuvg&list=UUYDzeYIkNPD7_6adQZ3oX8g

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Ask Joe #131 – Boomerang

This week I think back on 2014 and look forward to 2015, and I discuss something that can absolutely destroy you in the studio if you’re not careful. (And it applies to me, too.)

And in the Q&A section I answer your questions about stuff like:

  • Convincing a drummer to change his snare drum sound
  • Recording active pickups vs passive pickups
  • What is 32-bit floating point? (and does it matter?)
  • Using outboard preamps – doesn’t that mean you’re using two preamps?
  • Why the CreativeLive guy was wrong
  • How I balance improving my musicianship and improving my mixing skills

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Ask Joe #130 – We’ve Lost It (and How to Get it Back)

Today I talk about one of the most important topics you can ever think about when it comes to making music in your studio. And in the Q&A section, I answer your questions about:

  • dealing with phase issues with doubled guitars
  • types of headphones (and which one you should definitely have)
  • the key to using EQ without aimlessly “boosting and sweeping”
  • audio examples of the difference acoustic treatment can make
  • tips for recording 7 people at the same time, in the same roomWanna submit a question for the podcast? Go here: www.askjoegilder.com

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Ask Joe #129 – The Ultimate Question

Today we discuss something that we ALL need to think about when it comes to working in our home studios.

And in the Q&A section, I answer questions about stuff like:

  • Ways to find other like-minded home studio folks
  • Connecting multiple audio interfaces together
  • Advice for miking drums with two mics
  • A fun trick for making it fun to mix a boring song
  • Why you should bother treating your room when your car has no acoustic treatment (great question)
  • A tom-gating trick
  • Easy way to think about attack and release controls on a compressor

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Ask Joe #128 – On Being Prepared (and Why It Matters)

This week on the podcast, I talk about the importance of being prepared, being ready for those awesome opportunities BEFORE they arrive.

And I also answer a bunch of great questions about stuff like:

  • Good books and resources for home studio folks
  • Finding new clients
  • The difference between line and instrument inputs
  • Switching between monitors
  • Acoustic treatment vs bookshelves
  • When I like to use normalization
  • How to tell a band they’re not ready to record 🙂

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Ask Joe #127 – Fast vs Slow Part 2

This week we continue the conversation from last week about being speedy in the studio. In the Q&A section, I answer your questions about things like:

  • Ways to collaborate with musicians online
  • My Eureka settings for recording my voice
  • Finding motivation to finish songs instead of constantly starting new ones
  • Figuring out what parts to play (and when they just aren’t working)
  • How to make your mixes sound more professional
  • A “forgiving” way to use EQ

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Ask Joe #126 – 4 Reasons Why Faster is Better

In this episode, I share with you the first of four reasons why ’tis better to be fast in the studio. I’ll continue the discussion next week. And in the Q&A section, I answered your questions about stuff like:

  • Preproduction tips for keeping an album consistent
  • DIY acoustic panels
  • Calibrating your studio monitors
  • recording and mixing each song vs recording first THEN mixing everything
  • loop-based production advice
  • matched pair – worth it?
  • recording drums with only two inputs
  • where are all the women in the audio industry? (Hint: I have no idea)

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