Ask Joe #125- Rehearsal and Mixing

In today’s episode, I talk about the importance of rehearsal not only for performing, but for mixing as well. And I answer your questions about stuff like:

  • figuring out production on a song
  • logistics of recording yourself (and tools that help tremendously)
  • figuring out what to charge for your recording services
  • what it means to mix quickly (and why it’s important)
  • EZDrummer programming tips

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Ask Joe #124- The Three Evil C’s

In this week’s episode, I talk about a recent epiphany I had, and how it helps me focus in the studio. Plus, I answer your questions about stuff like:

  • Using an external preamp with nicer headphones
  • 16-bit vs 24-bit vs 32-bit?
  • How to get consistency from one song to the next when mixing an album
  • Mixing (and miking) a cajon
  • Songwriting when you feel blue
  • Can you master without owning “mastering software”?

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Jeremy Casella Interview

Death In ReverseThis week I got to interview my friend Jeremy Casella about his most recent album Death In Reverse. Come listen to samples from the album plus how a huge portion of the album was recorded in a home recording studio.

To check out Jeremy and his music, go to www.JeremyCasella.com.

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Ask Joe #123 – Putting Your Mix Out of Its Misery

This week I share with you some ways to finish your mixes without over-mixing (aka ruining) them. And in the Q&A section, I deal with topics like:

  • how to deal with a client who talks too much
  • which to buy first – another mic or speakers?
  • simple de-esser solution
  • dealing with client expectations/frustrations

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Ask Joe #122 – New Intro Music (plus a surprise)

This episode airs on the 2-year anniversary of the launch of Dueling Mixes. If you’ve never checked it out and would like a sneak peak, check this out:

www.homestudiocorner.com/dm

Also in this episode, you’ll get to hear the new intro music for the podcast, and hear a little bit more about where that came from.

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

  • The role of a limiter (and there are limiters with attack controls on ’em??)
  • My Presonus Studio One FREE video tutorial series (www.homestudiocorner.com/presonus)
  • Using plugins like a channel strip for recording
  • sub-mixing tracks to save CPU
  • using multi-band compression on bass?

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Ask Joe #121 – Take it to the Limit(er)

(By the way, we’re trying out Wednesdays as the new podcast day. Might be temporary, might be permanent. We’ll see.)
In this week’s episode we jump into LIMITERS. What are they? How do they work? How are they meant to be used?
And in the Q&A section I answered your questions about stuff like:
  • dealing with phase issues of doubled distorted guitars
  • the always-annoying “whiny frequency” (and how to avoid it)
  • are high-end A/D converters worth it?
  • pricing your services (a precise way to figure out how to quote a price to a potential client)

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Ask Joe #120 – Sprints vs Marathons

This week I talk about working in short bursts vs ongoing, regular, consistent work. And in the questions section, I answer your questions about stuff like:

  • best practices for setting levels (for recording, mixing, and mastering)
  • how I mix my podcast
  • using EQ plugins during tracking (why it’s not necessarily wrong)
  • tips for getting great guitar tone in-the-box
  • mixing levels
  • compensating for hearing loss
  • EQ-ing reverb
  • setting up a reference track

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Ask Joe #119 – Me and My Microphone Mistakes

This week I talk about my top microphone mistakes, plus I introduce you to my brand new tutorial product, Understanding Microphones.

I also answer questions about things like:
  • “checking” mixes in mono vs actually mixing in mono
  • what I look for in a mic stand (and how to make ’em last a long time)
  • the number one reason why you shouldn’t master your songs in your mixing session (and it’s not what you think)
  • preventing ear fatigue
  • why you shouldn’t only mix on earbuds (read this great article from Ian Shepherd)
  • headphone mix basics
  • fun way to maintain consistency when mixing an album

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