Ask Joe #49 – Spectrum Analyzers and Gain-staging

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Questions covered this week:

  • When should you use a spectrum analyzer and when should you ignore it?
  • Should my individual channel levels be lower than the level of the bus they’re feeding into?
  • Should I take a few recording classes at a community college?
  • Can you talk about panning?
  • Can you talk about your whiteboard in your studio and what’s on it?

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Ask Joe #48 – Gun-to-My-Head Vocal Tip

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Questions covered this week:

  • Is clipping in your DAW always bad?
  • What’s your #1 gun-pointed-at-your-head vocal recording tip?
  • What is peak vs RMS compression?
  • How do you record demos for clients?
  • Best way to use parallel compression?

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Ask Joe #47 – 3 Tips for a Beginner

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Questions covered this week:

  • How do you use saturation?
  • What is considered a “fast” attack time on a compressor?
  • How do I deal with bad-sounding mp3’s?
  • What should I keep in mind for my mastering engineer when I’m mixing a song?
  • What are 3 tips you’d give a beginner?

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Ask Joe #46 – The Missing High End in Your Mix [Podcast]

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Questions covered this week:

  • How do I get the balance right on a mono mix?
  • Should I re-record these doubled acoustic guitar parts?
  • How to I find the missing high end in my mixes?
  • What do I do if I can’t seem to finish a song?

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How to Use EQ Make-Up Gain [Video]

Check it. I’m gonna start putting out videos more regularly again. One every Friday.