Ask Joe #84 – Getting Clients and Dealing With Noise

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Questions covered this week:

  • If I’m recording acoustic guitar or vox with an LDC or SDC, does it matter if the microphone/s are facing my studio monitors, computer, external hard drives, outboard gear, etc?
  • Do you have any tips for getting over writer’s block?
  • Do you have any suggestions on how to build your client base?

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Ask Joe #83 – Dealing with Reverb

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Questions covered this week:

  • When you reference your mix on your “crap speakers”,  are you listening to them with or without some sort of EQ?
  • Could you give some pointers/general principles about how to use reverb in a mix?
  • What would be some applications for use of a low pass filter?

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Ask Joe #82 – A Tale of Two Bloggers

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Questions covered this week:

  • How did you & Graham get to know each other and then start collaborating (Simply Recording Podcast, and then Dueling Mixes) as you live in Nashville and Graham lives in Florida?
  • Anyway, I’m finding that my vocals don’t really meld with the rest of my mix. Like the vocal just kind of stands out, but not in a good way. Have you ever run into this?
  • How do you know when to stop?

Here’s the link to that Dueling Mixes interview: www.transientmobile.com/dueling-mixes

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Ask Joe #81 – Should I Turn Down Work?

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Questions covered this week:

  • How do you turn down a sub-par client/band/project/etc. when you rely on your freelancing to pay bills?
  • I’ve been told I should put on dithering any time I mix down from 24 bit to 16 bit, but I still don’t know what it is or what it does and I can’t hear a difference. Can you explain this and if I should hear a difference?
  • I want to get into recording recitals to make some money and build a client base. Any tips on how to get started?

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Ask Joe #80 – Omni and Figure 8 Microphones

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Questions covered this week:

  • What are the advantages or disadvantages of using omni or figure eight microphones instead of cardioid mics?  When would I want to use an omni or a figure eight instead of a cardioid?
  • Do I have to go through a “burn in” period with new headphones and monitors so that they will reproduce audio more effectively?