All posts by Dan Knittel

#ASKJV 42: Tracking Special (Workflow, Guitars, Vocals and more)

Special extended episode all about tracking! In This Episode: 1 – Wood vs. metal snares in the studio? 2 – What’s your overall tracking workflow? 3 – Do you track the L/R rhythm guitars with the exact same chain? 4 – Using multiple mics on a vocalist? 5 – Is it normal to always feel like I could do better? […]

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#ASKJV 41: Sloppy Players, Sibilance & Recording Drums

In This Episode: 1 – Getting good takes even when working with sloppy players. 2 – Dealing with sibilance when slamming vocals with compression. 3 – Miking a drum kit This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 40: Why Limiters?, Great Drum Rooms, Creating Huge Choruses

1 – Limiters and when to use them. 2 – Drum Rooms and what makes for a great sounding one. 3 – Making huge choruses and production tips to bring your choruses to life. This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 39: Acoustic Guitar, Favorite Preamps, Automation & Clipping Drums

1 – Recording acoustic guitar and keeping the tone consistent. 2 – Favorite mic pres for different sources. 3 – Automation workflow 4 – Clipping drums – which plugins I’m using This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE O

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Compression: How to know if you “get it.”

Compression can be mysterious and confusing, but there’s no need to worry. Here’s a little rant on how to know if you really “get” compression, and some tips to help you get there.

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#ASKJV 38: Everything Guitars Special

In This Episode 1 – Varying tones for rythms & leads and other ways to achieve differences in tone. 2 – Manually gating guitars and the correct way to do them. 3 – Handing off your DI’s and what to provide to another engineer. 4 – Recording in small chunks and why this is necessary to achieve that “polished” sound. […]

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#ASKJV 37: Unusable Guitar Tracks, Reamping Bass & Mastering Tips/Tricks…

1 – Unusable guitar tracks and what to do about them. 2 – Reamping bass using a sans amp pedal. 3 – Mastering tricks during the mixing phase. This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 36: Freelancing, Real Amps VS. Sims & Secret To Tom Processing

  1 – Freelance Engineering 2 – Real Amps VS. Sims and what their future looks like. 3 – Tom Mixing track that will eliminate your need for samples. This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 35: Reamping, Consistency, Mix Bus & Phase vs. Polarity

1 – Reamping 2 – Consistency 3 – Mix Bus 4 – Phase vs. Polarity This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV: Special Guest: Eyal Levi (Monuments, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red)

This week we have a special by the name of Eyal Levi (Monuments, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red). You probably already know him from bands hes worked with or as one of the co-founders over at Unstoppable Recording Machine. He was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule and answer some […]

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