All posts by Dan Knittel

Double Your Audio Income with Joel Wanasek

  Joel Wanasek joins us on this special episode to give us the low-down on starting and growing your studio business. This episode covers things like how to set up your business, set your prices, and find new clients. Joel has a lot of knowledge in this area, and he’s just released a brand new […]

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#ASKJV 45: Creative panning, editing bass, losing perspective & more

In This Episode: 1 – LCR Panning and other creative panning techniques 2 – Editing bass 3 – Complimentary guitar tones 4 – How to maintain perspective when engulfed in a mix This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 44: Making mix changes, room samples, & programmed drum issues

In This Episode: 1 – Mix revisions & going down the tweaking rabbit hole 2 – Combining drum room sounds 3 – Handling drum bleed (programmed) 4 – My approach to mixing programmed drums This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 43: Setting Prices, Finding Clients & Pink Noise?

In This Episode: 1 – Setting prices when starting out 2 – How to find & obtain clients 3 – Calibrating your control room with pink noise? This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#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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