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5 Awesome Ableton Live Stock Effects That Will Save You Money

EQ Eight: This equalizer is my whole life. My mixes live and die by this EQ. Equalization is the most important part of mixing, and I honestly believe it needs to be done to every element in your mix. The EQ Eight features eight parametric filters per input channel. Each filter has a chooser that […]Read More »

How to Break the Rules of Mic Placement for Better Recordings

Where Did You Stick That Mic? Or, Breaking The Rules To Facilitate Better Recordings Before we get into the meat of this month’s article, I’d like to start responding to readers’ questions.  Please email me your questions or topics to be discussed.  Recording, editing, mixing, production, management and even music publishing are all fair game.  […]Read More »

How to Properly Incorporate Presets Into Your Recording Sessions

In Defense of Presets And How to Incorporate Them Into Your Studio Sessions A TIME & PLACE FOR EVERYTHING Life is too full to do everything, all the time.  Ultimately, even within music, you’ll have to define yourself by what you do best and most love to do. For me, that’s producing and mixing music […]Read More »

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 »

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