Ask Joe #47 – 3 Tips for a Beginner

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Questions covered this week:

  • How do you use saturation?
  • What is considered a “fast” attack time on a compressor?
  • How do I deal with bad-sounding mp3’s?
  • What should I keep in mind for my mastering engineer when I’m mixing a song?
  • What are 3 tips you’d give a beginner?

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Ask Joe #46 – The Missing High End in Your Mix [Podcast]

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Questions covered this week:

  • How do I get the balance right on a mono mix?
  • Should I re-record these doubled acoustic guitar parts?
  • How to I find the missing high end in my mixes?
  • What do I do if I can’t seem to finish a song?

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Ask Joe #45 – Song Dynamics [Podcast]

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Questions covered this week:

  • What can I do to get my mixes to sound more radio-ready?
  • How do you pull off a doubled lead vocal?
  • How do I know how much bass I should have in my mix?
  • How do I accomplish really killer dynamics in my mixes?
  • What should the dynamic range of my mixes be?

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Ask Joe #44 – Big Studio vs Small Studio [Podcast]

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Questions covered this week:

  • When I compare my music to what I hear on the radio, the music on the radio sounds better. What do the big studios have that I don’t have?
  • What interesting effects do you use on vocals?
  • How do I record my guitar and the direct signal at the same time?
  • How do I deal with loud S’s in my vocals?
  • How do I compress the vocals to keep them at a consistent volume?

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Ask Joe #43 – It’s Alive!!! [Podcast]

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Wait…WHAT!?

Yeah, baby, the podcast is back and ready to rock.

After some technical issues, the Ask Joe podcast is back. This time around, I’ll be doing weekly, shorter podcasts. New episodes every Tuesday.

If you have questions, you can ask them here: www.askjoegilder.com

Questions covered this week:

  • What pad sounds do you use and why?
  • How do I sync my session tempo with my outboard delay unit?
  • Should I record acoustic guitar to a stereo track or two mono tracks?
  • Should I use EQ and compression on software instruments?
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