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In The Studio: How To Charge For Your Time

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Capturing Great-Sounding Drums Using Only Four Tracks

Here’s a simple, common-sense method to record a great-sounding drum kit on only four tracks. I’ve always been a follower of the less-is-more philosophy, and this kit technique goes all the way back to my analog 4-/8-/12-track days when track… Read More

Artificially Flavored Audio

As a large human, you can rest assured that I know a few things about food. Following a similar train of thought, after more than twenty years in professional audio, I know a little about sound. I guess my ears… Read More

The Grand Mother

Ask 100 sound engineers how to mike a piano and you’ll get 99 ideas. The piano is the Mother of Musical Creation, the heart of most musical genres and every singer’s lover, yet in live sound it’s often replaced by… Read More

Capturing The Energy Of Live Shows

What makes a live recording sound live? The audience, of course. A live recording is all about the energy of the event, and that energy comes from the crowd, so some real thought has to be given as to how… Read More

In The Studio: Stereo Microphone Techniques

One of the most popular specialized microphone techniques is stereo miking. The use of two or more microphones to create a stereo image will often give depth and spatial placement to an instrument or overall recording. There are a number… Read More

A Mastering Engineer’s View On A Quality Mix

Who is really responsible for a fantastic sounding master? Mixing is justifiably a bigger subject than mastering and would easily fill a book or two by itself. For that reason, rather than give a tutorial on mixing, I am simply… Read More