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What You Should Know Before You Buy A Beat

There are some rappers out there who may buy a beat or backing track, take that to the studio, and want to record vocals over it.  They find producers or composers who have built a library of different beats that can be purchased, and select a number of tracks they want to write raps for. Read More

Drum Tuning Bible

Getting a great drum sound when recording starts with having a great sounding drum kit. Read More

How to Prepare an Ableton Live Session for a Mix Engineer

Here are some quick and easy steps to prepare an Ableton Live session for a mix engineer. Read More

Daniel Lanois’ Vocal Chain

For everyone who ever wondered what Daniel Lanois’ vocal chain was on some of the amazing records he has been a part of, here is a quick look into his approach and gear. Read More

Recording Guitar and Bass With a Signal Splitter

This is a quick tip that will make recording guitar and bass worry free.  No matter what mic technique you use, this is a great way to avoid any headaches when you get to the production and mixing stages. Read More

How to Choose a Mix Engineer

With the many affordable home recording solutions available to today’s musician, many artists are choosing to record their own albums and singles.  When the task of recording and editing the resulting session is done, you may decide to turn over the mixing to someone else.  This poses the question:  How to choose a mix engineer? Read More

10 Tips to Prepare Your Session for a Mix Engineer

A few easy tips on how to prepare your session for a mix engineer, and manage your project expectations. Read More

Your First Time in a Recording Studio

You have dreamed of this for years, worked on writing your songs, practiced and prepared, and now you are ready for your first time in a recording studio.  What is the process? What should you expect?  What do you need to know? Read More

Mixing Sound for Film – Audio Post Production, An Overview

So you’re going to mix sound for film for the first time. You have been an audio engineer for a while.  You have spent the years building up your skills, and you love movies!  You think to yourself  “mixing sound for film seems like a perfect fit”.  If those previous statements are true, then it probably is a perfect fit, but there are a few differences between audio post production for film and mixing a record for commercial release. Read More