Using Tape Emulation Plugins. Which One to Purchase?

gear / plugins Jul 17, 2018
 

I get asked a lot by newbie's about which should be the first analog style plugin they purchase. I always tell them the same thing......get yourself a tape emulation plugin. I think these plugins add the most "bang for buck" as far as adding warmth to your digital signal.

 So in this video we compare a few different tape plugins on the master bus. Listen for yourself and if you don't have a tape machine plugin, go get one!

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Want to Become Better at Mixing?? - Here is Some Advice

mixing Jul 10, 2018
 

I received a couple of e-mails from new students this week and they were asking for some overall advice on how they can become better at mixing. Well, my first response was to  all the MADE EASY SEREIS products! That will get you there for sure, right?

Even though that would help for sure, I also referred them to a video I made a while about about this exact topic so I wanted to re-share it in the blog as I know a lot of you are new to reading my blog and you may have never seen this video before. Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are.

 

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Career Tips For Studio Owners - 6 Tips to Getting Your First Clients

studio business Jul 03, 2018
 

Well, if the number one question I receive is.......

"How do I make my studio a full time business so I can quit my day job"

 Then the 2nd most popular question has to be.....

"How do I go about getting my first paying client"?

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Career Tips For Studio Owners - Tip #4 Setting Goals

studio business Jun 26, 2018
 

Staying with the career tips for another couple of blog posts, this weeks tip is so important. Setting goals and reviewing those goals and even changing your goals from time to time as your career path changes is critical as well. Anyway, here is a video all about setting goals!

 

 

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Career Tips For Studio Owners - Tip # 3 Investing in Your Craft

studio business Jun 19, 2018
 

This week and for the next few up-coming, I want to share these videos with you as I know that so many of you own a home studio and maybe you are recording other people as a hobby or even part time and making a few bucks! The number 1 question I get from people is

 "How do I make my studio a full time business?". 

So I created a short video series to show you just how I did that and here is the 3rd video of that series. Hope you find this tip helpful!

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Career Tips For Studio Owners - Tip # 2 We Love Our Day Jobs!!

studio business Jun 12, 2018
 

This week and for the next few up-coming, I want to share these videos with you as I know that so many of you own a home studio and maybe you are recording other people as a hobby or even part time and making a few bucks! The number 1 question I get from people is

"How do I make my studio a full time business?". 

So I created a short video series to show you just how I did that and here is the 2nd video of that series.

Hope this is helpful! Come back next week to learn more!

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Career Tips For Studio Owners - Tip # 1 Find Your Niche

studio business Jun 05, 2018
 

Several months ago I published several video blogs to help the home studio owner and I believe they are worth reviewing. So not much to read this week, just simply watch!

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Top Six Mixing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them PT 2

mixing May 29, 2018

This week we are going to finish up from last week’s blog. Here are three more mixing mistakes you should try to avoid.

4. Lack of Panning – It’s really important to give your mix some demission by balancing your instrumentation within a nice wide stereo field. A lot of times I hear mixes that are very narrow sounding and everything is crowed in the middle of the stereo field.

 Yes, you want to keep the vocal, kick, snare and bass guitars in the middle but in order to clear out the middle of the stereo filed consider moving instrumentation like guitars, percussion, keys, strings off to the L/R side. This will give you mix a much wider sound and also provide a lot more clarity to your mix. Experiment with panning hard L/R as well as the space between the center and hard L/R.

5. Misaligned Tracks – You would think this is a no-brainer but I can’t tell you how many times I receive tracks and when I import them into the DAW...

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Top 6 Mixing Mistakes & How To Avoid Them PT 1

mixing May 22, 2018

This week we are going to look at the first three of six mixing mistakes many of us make and a tip on how to avoid them. Let jump right in shall we?

1. Too Much Bottom End – a lot of home studios usually do not have the proper acoustic treatment to produce an accurate low end of a mix and that usually mean the mixer over compensates and ultimately they end up with too much low end.

TIP – Take great care to properly acoustically teat your mixing room and that will really help you dial in the proper amount of low end

2. Terrible Treble – On the other end of things a lot of mixers want a bit of sheen and polish on their mixes and they boost up the 7K – 10K range and that range of frequency’s will tend to add a lot of sibilance to a vocal and a bit of harshness to high hats.

TIP – Make sure you use a D-esser on both the vocal and high hats or cymbals if they are a bit harsh. This will help you add air to a mix with out becoming to...

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Be Wise About Your Gear Upgrades

gear / plugins May 15, 2018

Buying new gear for our home studios:  What is more fun than that, right? We all do it. No matter how many people tell us we don’t “need” new gear or that the new gear won’t make our recordings any better and “it’s all in how we use the tools we have”, right? I know I have said this a million times to my students and even myself; but there is something exciting about upgrading our gear or adding a new tool that we didn’t current have. I am just as guilty of this as many of you reading this.

So if we have a few extra bucks and want to make a purchase for our studios lets at least make a smart purchase. Lets at least make a purchase that can really help and really be a true “upgrade”. For example, if you already have several vintage style compressor plugins and some plugin company adds their version of the 1176 emulation do we really need to spend $300 on that when we already have 3 other versions of the 1176 in our...

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