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Unlock remarkable tips and tricks for improved recordings in your studio. Unusually great for beginners and professionals.

Unlock remarkable tips and tricks for improved recordings in your studio. Unusually great for beginners and professionals.

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United States

Description:

Unlock remarkable tips and tricks for improved recordings in your studio. Unusually great for beginners and professionals.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Empirical Labs Distressor - Get A Ton Of Great Quality Sounds With This One Little Device

6/24/2022
compressor that was designed from the ground up to emulate a couple other super classic compressors. The end result is a compressor that became a classic in it's own right. We delve into the history, the models, and breakdown the controls. Then we explain what it's good for. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:35:03

What is Headroom? (And Why It’s Important)

6/17/2022
Chris and Jody squeeze into the subject of recording headroom. Talking about what it is and why it's important to be consciously aware of. They bring up what the ideal sweet spot of headroom is for a mix and how it is important to get right before sending a mix off for mastering. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:32:19

What Happens at NAMM Doesn’t Stay at NAMM

6/10/2022
Chris and Jody give a recap and rundown of the NAMM Show 2022. If you're not familiar with what NAMM is, we explain. What did we see? What did we like? Who might we have bumped into? What gear blew our minds? What did we drool over? It's all in here for the 2022 edition of the NAMM Show. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:41:44

Neutron Explained: How To Get A Clean Mix In Minutes

6/3/2022
Chris and Jody get a sneak preview look at Neutron by iZotope. We break down the modules involved in the new version and explain the nitty gritty of how this very modern channel strip can help your mixing. Very flexible and tons of permutations mean you have the means to really dial in a mix. Mix like a star, a Neutron Star!

Duration:00:35:24

How to Use New Gear - Do You Need It?

5/27/2022
Chris and Jody jump into the muddy waters of how to approach using new gear. Should you be using it on everything? Do sleigh bells belong in every song? Are you buying gear for a want or a need? All this is brought up and so much more. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:35:35

New EQ Technique for Electric Bass: How to Boost and Cut with your Ears!

5/20/2022
dive into the world of EQ for your electric bass tracks. We walk thru the various areas of the audio spectrum. The sub, the fundamental low, the low mids, the upper mids and air. Plus we offer up various thoughts on each area on cutting or boosting and why. Don't forget our Friday Finds and… It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:34:59

Vocal Mic Distance: How Close is Close Enough?

5/13/2022
Chris and Jody discuss what to consider when tracking vocals: How close to the mic should you get? What are the issues you may run into when not getting this right? What if the singer wants to actually hold the mic in hand? What is proximity effect? All this, plus our Friday Finds. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed...

Duration:00:33:11

Audio Masking: All the Tools You Need to Avoid It

5/6/2022
Chris and Jody jump into the muddy waters of audio masking. What is it? What instruments can tend to mask each other. Things to watch out for when sifting thru a mix to find the masking. Why it's a good idea to listen and eliminate it. And finally sharing softwares that can help you "see" it. Don't forget our Friday Finds for this week and. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:35:50

Drum Programming vs Live Drums: How to Know When to Use Which?

4/29/2022
Chris and Jody delve into the idea of drum programming vs live drums. What styles are prone to each. When is it ideal to record with live drums. Things to watch out for when programming drums. Why might you want to program drums. And finally enhancing live drums with programmed drums or samples. Don't forget our Friday Finds for this week and... It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:38:01

Layering Instruments: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

4/22/2022
Chris and Jody discuss the pros and cons of layering similar instruments. We breeze thru using similar sounding synths, guitars, basses, drums and vocals. Plus we offer up various thoughts on each area on the good or bad and why. Don't forget our Friday Finds and… It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:33:14

Getting To Know The Kick Drum Frequency Spectrum

4/15/2022
We dive into the world of EQ for your kick drum. We walk thru the various areas of the audio spectrum. The fundamental low end, the low mids, the upper mids and the "click". Plus we offer up various thoughts on each area on cutting or boosting and why. Don't forget our Friday Finds and… It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:32:18

How To Use Your DAW Like A Console: 3 Pro Bits for Channel Strips vs Individual Plugins

4/8/2022
Chris and Jody dive into the fray of Channel Strips vs Individual Plugins. What are the differences? What are the components that make up a channel strip? Who makes the popular emulations and the virtual modern ones? Are there pros to using channel strips and what are the cons of them? It's a good look into the workflow of treating your DAW like a console. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:39:14

5 EQ Tips and Tricks You NEED To Know To Make Your Acoustic Guitar Sound Amazing!

4/1/2022
For the 2nd anniversary episode (2 years and rolling!): Chris and Jody deliver on 5 ways to help enhance your acoustic guitars via EQ. We walk thru the various areas of the audio spectrum. The low end, the low mids, the upper mids and the "sheen". Plus we offer up various thoughts on each area on cutting or boosting and why. Don't forget our Friday Finds and... It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:31:24

HOW TO FIX A MUDDY MIX: Chris & Jody’s 5 Favorite Ways To Reduce The Mud

3/25/2022
Chris and Jody deliver on multiple ways to help remove the "mud" from your mixes. We walk thru the various areas of the mix process. The arrangement, the dynamics, the EQ and special softwares. Plus we offer up various thoughts on each idea for reducing the "mud" and why. Don't forget our Friday Finds and... It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:31:50

The Eye On The Prize With Adam Moseley: from the early beginnings to being a producer and more

3/18/2022
Chris and Jody involve the inimitable Adam Moseley in an amazing interview. We trek thru his early beginnings and dive into multiple stories. The eye on the prize about being a producer. How about starting out in a studio doing construction and cooking for others? What gear can he not live without. Plus what did have to do with Roxette, RUSH, KISS, and Richard Marx? Don't forget our Friday Finds. It's all here. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:01:31:34

How To Enhance Vocals With Out of Time Delays

3/11/2022
Chris and Jody take on a way to help enhance your vocal mixes. The Delay. We mention various ways to use delays, primarily ones that are not perfectly synced to enhance the way the vocal sits in a mix. Plus we offer up various types of delays to achieve cool space and effects. Don't forget our Friday Finds, cause this week there's a doozy. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:29:38

How To Create Punchier Mixes EASILY: 5 Ways To Make Your Mixes Punchier

3/4/2022
Chris and Jody discuss five different means of approaching your recordings to help get punchier mixes. Ideas brought up include the arrangement and the instruments used, dynamics and keeping them in a good ballpark. Plus ideas of EQ in the low end, saturation and not with gasoline, and phase checks. They all add up to creating a punchier mix. They all add up to creating a punchier mix. Don't forget our Friday Finds. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:34:38

MIC STRATEGIES: How to Get Amazing Audio with Abnormal Mic-ing

2/25/2022
Chris and Jody discuss some abnormal ways to mic instruments and voices. What is the most inventive way to mic a guitar amp? Is there a mic that isn't meant for vocals that would work in a pinch? What about mic-ing drums with only 3 mics? All these ideas, and some way out there attempts, are brought to light in this episode. Plus the Friday Finds for this week and... It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:31:22

How To Get Your Recording Environment Treated - What To Do When You Want Better Recordings

2/18/2022
Chris and Jody take on the need for getting your recording environment treated. Meaning, what kind of monitor speakers and where you should locate them in the room. What is the mirror test? Are foam panels a good idea? What kind of material should you use and where to put in on the walls and ceiling. Properly treating your room will lead to better recordings and mixes. Plus a supersized Friday Find. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:35:10

The Rise And Fall Of The Mini Moog (And Why It’s Still Important)

2/11/2022
Chris and Jody jump aboard the Mini Moog D bandwagon. Or rather talk about the history of the Mini Moog and how it came to be. The breakdown of what goes into a Mini Moog, the idea of what made it special and unique. The ground it broke and the path it created. What artists were known to have used it and help make it popular. Plus Friday Find and... It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

Duration:00:30:10