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How Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska Sparked a Home Recording Revolution

Independents Day: Bruce Springteen’s Nebraska Opens Up A World Of Home Recording In January of 1982, Bruce Springsteen recorded a group of fifteen demos in the bedroom of his house in Colts Neck, New Jersey. The last three albums he had recorded with the E Street Band had each taken an extraordinary amount of time to […]Read More »

10 Tips for Recording Great Vocals In Your Home Studio

Invest in a decent mic Each voice has its own tonality and texture and no one microphone is a perfect solution for all voices. Big studios will often line up a bunch of pricey mics at the start of a vocal session to see which one works best for that particular vocalist.  That being said, […]Read More »

The Myth of High-Resolution Audio & Why It Matters For YOUR Recordings

The Myth of High-Resolution Audio And Why It Matters For YOUR Recordings Have you seen the new gold and brown “Hi-Res Audio” logo on a website or a new piece of high-end audio hardware? Maybe you learned about “high-resolution audio” from Neil Young and his Pono initiative, the one that resulted in the 3rd largest […]Read More »

Ignore The Big Knobs: All You Need to Know About Compressors

Here’s the thing about compressors: they’re not used for what you think they’re for! And, how you think about using them fully determines the results you’ll get from them. Most people are taught, or assume, that compressors are for controlling the level of a sound. In fact, that is why they were invented, as “auto-leveling […]Read More »

Top 5 Pro Tools Tips For Home Studios 

1) Manage your working space with Memory Locations You probably already use Memory Locations as markers, but did you know you can also use them to create custom views in your session? Memory Locations can remember which tracks are shown, track heights, zoom settings, and also the layout of Pro Tools’ windows. For example, you […]Read More »

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