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Click Track Pro's and Con's

A click track is an electronic metronome. By following its steady tempo, all the musicians in a project can keep in sync — so the recorded band sounds tight, and the tempo is consistent. At least that’s the theory....

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Acoustic Guitar and Drums Don't Mix

Imagine you’re recording a country band with a singer, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, steel guitar, and drums. If you try to record all those instruments at once, you’re guaranteed to get a muddy drum sound. Why?...

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Record at home, mix in a commercial studio

This can be a great way to make an album. You track all the instruments and vocals in your home studio. Later, when all the tracks are recorded, you take them to a commercial studio for mixing and mastering. What are the...

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Computer Tweaks for Glitch-Free Recording

Is your recording software plagued by pops, clicks, and dropouts? Try these tips. They will speed up a PC to work efficiently with digital audio. Some of these tips apply to Mac, too. * Use a fast hard drive: 7200 rpm or higher....

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  • Westone ES5 IEMs
    It was not that long ago–less than a year–that I swore off personally reviewing in-ear personal monitors. I have done so many reviews that I have multiple units from most of the major players. I have not heard/used the stuff made by JH Audio or Fidelity but have or have used multiple models by Future […]
  • Heil Drum Mics
    OMG!!!!!! Heil drum mics are my new BFF!!!!! Now that I’ve made myself sound like a girl from the valley…   I’ll try to compose myself and act like the audio professional that I am. HAAAAA!!!!!!!!   On a more serious note the test piece, or pieces, is the Heil HDK-8 drum mic package. Now […]
  • Sensaphonics offers free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci
    Sensaphonics, the technology leader in personal monitoring and hearing wellness, is offering free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci for music industry professionals during the company’s COVID-19 lockdown. Dr. Santucci is a globally recognized expert and advocate in hearing wellness for musicians, and founder and President of Sensaphonics. Each day during April, Dr. Santucci will […]
  • BIZ: You’ve Got the Power–Use It!
    QUESTION : WHO IS GETTING RECORD DEALS THESE DAYS and ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS?   THE INDIE REPORT  –   by JAY WARSINSKE,   The ‘Major Labels’ are down to only four and one of those is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy! Some pros are saying  it will be down to […]
  • How To Live Before You Die
    "You can’t connect the dots looking forward. Only looking back. So follow your heart and trust that eventually the dots will connect."  This commencement speech by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs contains great advice for anyone looking for a career on the creative side of things.  The post How To Live Before You Die appeared first […]