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Barry’s Recording Tips: Figure Of Eight Royer For Electric Guitars
A great way to achieve clean sounds and cruncher rhythm parts, especially on low-tuned guitar parts.
In The Studio: Control Room Techniques To Foster Great Vocals
During a session, I remember when an artist was on mic, out in the studio ready to start vocal overdubs, and the producer asked: “How…
In The Studio: Successful Rhythm Section Tracking
Rhythm section tracking is the most important recording session in the production cycle of a record. The recording engineer captures the feel and sound of…
Five Creative Uses Of Loudspeakers To Enhance Recordings
1) Adding More Snares to Snare Drums If you’re presented with an “inherited recording” to mix (one you didn’t engineer) with live drums where no…
In The Studio: Techniques To Get Great Sounding Vocals
Someone once said: “A good music producer worries about the most important things” and a strong argument can be made that the most important things…
Recording Success: Taking Elemental Steps Can Make A Big Difference
Have you ever wondered why some recording artists and producers are more successful in the studio at accomplishing their goals than other people who are…
The Wonderful World Of Microphone Techniques For Drums
Of all acoustic instruments, drums and percussion instruments seem the most elusive to capture with a compelling sound. Pop recordings are (mostly) driven by an…
Working At Success: Why Do Some – But Not Others – Rise Above In The Studio?
What I've noticed about people in the studio, and how you can plan for success.
In The Studio: The “Daryl Hall and John Oates” Album & The $300 Drum Sound
The origin of the “Daryl Hall and John Oates” album which came to be known as “The Silver Album” because…
In The Studio: Microphone Techniques To Get Great Electric Guitar Sound
Because of its fundamental importance in popular music, the electric guitar is the subject of intense scrutiny and wide differences of opinions. Just what makes…
In The Studio: Successfully Dealing With A Dead Room
Many studios built in the 1970’s were designed not to have any acoustic influence on the recorded sound produced in them. This was accomplished…
In The Studio: A Tale Of A Project-Saving Monitoring Technique
As guitarist Jeff Baxter once said to me during the “heat” of a Rod Stewart recording session: “We can do anything—the impossible just takes a…
How Does It Hold Up Today?
How do you review an icon? Often seen in photographs along with iconic people from dictators to heads of state to rock ‘n’ roll stars,…
In The Studio: A Variety Of Uses For Digital Tuners
Detecting and reading pitch can be a big help
Does The Waves Hybrid Line Of Plug-Ins Enhance The Creative Process?
It looks retro cool, and has a great feel. But how do the H-Comp and H-Delay actually perform?