Last month I asked you to tell me how I can make HSC better by filling out a survey. I’d like to wish a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated. I got a lot of great feedback.


I’ve already incorporated a few changes, per your input. They are:

New Logo!

The biggest (and coolest) change I’ve made is updating the crappy logo/header I made for HSC. My buddy Micah Kandros, of Micah Kandros Design, whipped up the new header, and it rocks. HUGE thanks to Micah. If you have any design needs, I highly recommend working with him.

Now Home Studio Corner feels more legit. Take a few moments to take it all in. 😉

Archives Page

Several of you commented in the survey that you have a hard time finding older articles/videos, that you would like a single place to find everything I’ve ever posted on HSC.

Awesome idea. Check out the new Archives page if you haven’t already. It’s got everything in one big ‘ol list. Tip: if you’re searching for something in particular, just hit Cmd-F (or Ctrl-F on a PC) to search the entire page. I do this ALL the time to find old articles.

Cleaned-Up Sidebar

If you look to the right, you’ll notice there’s little less clutter in the sidebar. Now that I have the archives page and the articles and videos “best of” pages, it seemed repetitive to have other articles linked in the sidebar.

I’ll be making a few more changes here and there as we move forward, but those are the big ones. Thanks again for all the input.

LIVE Mix Session!

This Thursday night, June 10, 2010, at 7pm Central Time, I will be doing a live mix session on UStream. This session is called

30-Minute Mix Session
How to Get Great-Sounding Rough Mixes FAST

We’re all constantly working on projects, and we like to listen to the songs as they progress from one phase to the next. We want the rough mixes to sound good, right? However, until you’ve recorded everything, it doesn’t make sense to spend hours putting together a rough mix. You need to be able to quickly put together a great-sounding rough mix, in 30 minutes or less, then move on. You’ll spend plenty of time actually mixing the song once everything is recorded.

In this session, I’ll be starting from scratch with one of my songs. You’ll be able to listen along (the audio quality on UStream is fantastic) as I quickly put together a mix. Afterwards, I’ll have a Q&A session, where you can ask questions about what I did, etc.

I will be recording the session and offering a replay to those of you who can’t make it, but I really encourage you to be there if you can. We’ll have a lot of fun.

There’s no need to register or anything, just show up. If you want to interact with me and the rest of the attendees in the chat section, you’ll need to create a UStream account. It’s fast, free, and they don’t spam you. 🙂

Here are the details again. Mark your calendars for THIS THURSDAY:

Thursday, June 10, 2010
7:00 PM Central Time

Let me know if you’re gonna be there by leaving a comment below. I’ve got a fun review to post tomorrow, but I’ll need 10 comments here first.