Yes, I’m still pondering a “Get it right at the source” tattoo. Not sure my wife would approve. Maybe she’s right…

Anyhoo, I realize that the majority of my tutorial videos help you deal with the sound AFTER it’s recorded.

I also know that there simply are no “rules” when it comes to getting a good sound in your studio.

It comes down to things like the room, the gear, the source material, mic technique. And it takes a LOT of work.

And as we talked about last week, you gotta just get in there and make a bunch of mistakes. (It’s actually kinda fun.)

But wouldn’t it be nice if somebody wrote an eBook that covered the basics for you, so maybe you could avoid some of those initial mistakes?

That’s what my buddy Björgvin over at Audio Issues did with his brand new “Recording Strategies” eBook:

What’s cool about this eBook is that it isn’t 400 pages of boring, technical explanations of things like sample rates and the Nyquist Theory.


Instead, Björgvin goes systematically through the basics of recording, from what gear you need to common microphone techniques.

What I liked about it is that it gives you the information you need to make good recording decisions in the studio. He’s not going to tell you exactly where to place that microphone (that wouldn’t be helpful anyway, since every situation is different), but he DOES give you some really helpful ideas for how to go about MAKING those key decisions in the studio.

Plus, it’s just a really cool-looking eBook. 🙂

Until Wednesday of this week, he’s selling it at a discount, then the price goes up.

If you want to check it out, you can do so here:

(That’s my affiliate link.)

Joe Gilder

P.S. If you buy it through that link, forward me your receipt, and I’ll give you a free copy of Home Recording Tactics ($17 value), which is over at