Ask Joe #70 – Does Sample Rate Matter?

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Questions covered this week:

  • Is there an advantage to recording at higher sample rates?
  • Why would I EQ my reverb plugin?
  • How do you fit vocals in a mix?
  • Does using the makeup gain on a compressor cause unnecessary clipping?
  • Do you use AutoTune for client projects?

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Ask Joe #58

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Questions covered this week:

  • What are your thoughts on using stereo widening plugins?
  • Is it possible to daisy chain 2 usb interfaces by plugging them into two different USB ports?
  • What is the best way to make poor acoustic guitar recordings sound good?
  • Do you use the auto gain setting on the compressor plugin?
  • Is there something wrong with adding the mastering chain to the master bus on a regular mix session?

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Why Ugly Compressor Plugins Rock

I used to be that guy.

After using fancy, good-looking compressor plugins in various studios, I would get back to my home studio and stare blankly at the “DigiRack” compressor plugin that comes with Pro Tools.

It’s ugly.

It doesn’t have any fun colors or cute graphics.

It doesn’t look like an awesome piece of vintage gear.

It’s just a few knobs, a volume meter, and a gain reduction meter.

Psshh…

No way that thing could sound good. (more…)