Ask Joe #73 – Let’s Talk About Vocals

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Questions covered this week:

  • Do you actually “mix” on your “crap” speaker, or if you just use it to pick out problems and then go back and mix on your main monitors?
  • I have a home studio setup with three pairs of studio monitors, what is the best way to set up pairs of studio monitors?
  • When the singer hits some notes on my well EQ’d vocal,there are some frequencies that jump up and are annoying. Any way to get rid of those?
  • As a singer, what do you recommend to get better at singing in tune (live + recording) for someone with minor pitch issues?
  • How much silence (if any) do you leave at the very start and very end of a completed mastered song?

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Ask Joe #65 – Getting Clients Without a Portfolio

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Questions covered this week:

  • How do you maintain a good work-life balance?
  • How do you choose good reference tracks?
  • Should I upgrade from a PC to a Mac?
  • How do I get clients if I don’t have a portfolio?
  • Should I buy an external preamp?

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Ask Joe #63 – What I Would Teach a Newbie

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Questions covered this week:

  • Do you use reference mixes? Why or why not?
  • What’s the first thing you would teach a newbie about audio?
  • Have you upgraded to ProTools 11 yet?
  • Would you use the built-in output on your computer?
  • What is your take on room correction devices, such as the KRK ERGO or the JBL MSC1?
  • What’s the difference between peak and RMS compression?

Check out this article: Digital Treatment vs Room Correction

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