Ask Joe #54 – Should I Master While Mixing?

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Questions covered this week:

  • How much is too much acoustic treatment?
  • How should I build a web presence to showcase my portfolio?
  • Should I master while mixing?
  • How do I deal with electrical noise?
  • How should I go about recording drums with one microphone?

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Ask Joe #51 – Re-Mixing: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

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Questions covered this week:

  • Should I use volume automation or clip volume?
  • Is it okay to go back and remix songs you mixed a long time ago?
  • What’s the deal with lop-sided overhead mic panning?
  • If you could just use one mic to record drums, what kind would it be and where would you place it?
  • How do you deal with latency when mixing through outboard gear?

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Ask Joe #49 – Spectrum Analyzers and Gain-staging

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Questions covered this week:

  • When should you use a spectrum analyzer and when should you ignore it?
  • Should my individual channel levels be lower than the level of the bus they’re feeding into?
  • Should I take a few recording classes at a community college?
  • Can you talk about panning?
  • Can you talk about your whiteboard in your studio and what’s on it?

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Ask Joe #48 – Gun-to-My-Head Vocal Tip

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Questions covered this week:

  • Is clipping in your DAW always bad?
  • What’s your #1 gun-pointed-at-your-head vocal recording tip?
  • What is peak vs RMS compression?
  • How do you record demos for clients?
  • Best way to use parallel compression?

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