Ask Joe #21 [First Official HSC Podcast!]


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Today HSC officially has a podcast! You should be able to access it in the iTunes store now. Home Studio Corner…on your iPod…sweet.

Secondly, how do you like the “Ask Joe” logo? Very cool, right? Thanks to Dave of DTGraphix. He did an awesome job. He also designed the Understanding Pro Tools banners. If you have any graphic design needs, be sure to check him out.

Enjoy the podcast! I mention yesterday’s blog post somewhere in there. Here’s the link for you to check that out if you haven’t already.


Ask Joe #20 – Advertising Your Studio and more



2 Things:

1. I think it would be fun to have an “Ask Joe” logo to post with these posts, since they’re becoming more frequent. Any takers?

2. This week’s episode of “Ask Joe” deals with:

  • advertising options for your studio
  • drum machines/software
  • copyrights on a benefit compilation
  • master fader and dB
  • hard drive issues with Pro Tools
  • tempo changes
  • getting studio quality vocals

Happy Listening!

One last thing…

You guys have been slacking on the comments lately. I blame myself, so here goes…

…wait for it…


Seriously, I wanna know what you think. Do you agree? Do you think I’m a genius? If so, you need help. Do you disagree? Do you think I’m a complete moron? (Now we’re talkin’.) Leave a comment. 🙂

I’m tempted to impose a 10-comment rule. I won’t post another blog post until there are at least 10 comments. Or maybe I should make it 100. 😉 We’ll see.

Ask Joe #17


Time for another rousing edition of Ask Joe. Today I’ve got seven questions. They deal with:

  • comparing home recording to professional recordings
  • using hardware processing with your DAW
  • tube mic care
  • using Pro Tools on two computers
  • acoustic treatment
  • time compression & expansion
  • mixing, mastering, etc.

Happy Listening!

Ask Joe #15 – Thirty Questions Answered


I recently emailed a lot of people on my mailing list, letting them know about the Ask Joe portion of the website. I got a TON of responses, more than I could feasibly write responses to in the HSC forums or here on the blog.

So, to both save some time and also answer all of these questions, I sat down this morning recorded my response to each of them…all thirty of ’em. 🙂

There are all sorts of questions, and it was actually pretty fun answering them all. Enjoy!

Other Fun News

I’ve put together a free webinar for my newsletter subscribers. It’s this coming Tuesday, January 19th, from 7-8pm CST. Acoustic treatment expert Gavin Haverstick will be joining me to help explain acoustic treatment and answer your questions.

To access the webinar, you need to sign up for my mailing list. You’ll get a free copy of my new eBook Roadmap to Finishing Your Album, AND you’ll get all the information you need to sign up for the webinar.

Click here to sign up.

My First Radio Interview [Audio Clip]


Unbluckling the Beltway

Last night I did a radio interview with Tim Hill, a buddy of mine from college. Tim hosts a political radio show on WEBR Fairfax in Washington, D.C. In addition to discussing all things political, Tim’s been focusing on topics of interest outside the political arena.

He’s been intrigued by Home Studio Corner for a while and thought it would be interesting to have me phone in as a guest.

Here’s a recording of the show. Keep in mind, the show was streaming on the internet, so the sound quality isn’t all that great.