Category Archives: Home Studio

Recording and Mixing Amazing Grace

My ongoing relationship with the delightful Shedd family is continuing. After recording their recital, they approached me with this request. One of the daughters participates in pageants. Part [..]

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Recording Session: Classical Recital

I recently had the opportunity to record my daughter’s first harp recital with her new instructor. The instructor is a high school student from a very large family [..]

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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice, man, practice! We all know that if we want to get better at playing an instrument (or a sport, for that matter) we need to practice. Malcom [..]

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Best of the Web – How to Use Subtractive EQ

EQ is one of the fundamental tools in the mixer’s arsenal. When asked if he couldn’t live without compression or EQ, recording and mixing educator Joe Gilder replied [..]

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MIDI Mock-UP vs. Live Comparison

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about how I set off recording these instrumental tracks. I generally start with a MIDI Mock-up┬áto set the arrangement and parts, and then [..]

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Best of the Web 8/22/13

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Best of the Web 8/4/13

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The Interface Saga

When I first got into computer audio recording, I was using the old Dell family computer and it’s stock Soundblaster card. My small mixer was plugged into the [..]

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Project Studio Upgrades, Pt. 3 – Keyboards

This is the third installment of my studio upgrade series. Part 1: Microphones Part 2: Preamps and Channel Strips Part 4: Mixers and Audio Interfaces Part 5: Computers, [..]

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Project Studio Upgrades, Pt. 2 – Preamps and Channel Strips

This is the second installment of my studio upgrade series. Part 1: Microphones Part 3: Keyboards, Synths and Controllers Part 4: Mixers and Audio Interfaces Part 5: Computers, [..]

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