All posts by Jordan

3 Ways to Deal With Hi-Hat Bleed

It’s a universal pain point for all engineers… The dang hi-hat bleed in the snare mic! In fact, how to deal with hi hat bleed is one of the most common questions I get from other engineers. Since it’s such a pesky problem, I figured it would be good to put together an article with some […]

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#ASKJV 12: Blending signals, Overhead Mics & Processing samples

In This Episode: 1 – Blending signals 2 – Overhead Mics 3 – Processing samples This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 11: Pre-production, Bass compression & Studio Computers

In This Episode: 1 – Pre Production 2 – Bass Compression 3 – Studio Computers This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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#ASKJV 10: Phase, Guitar Fizz & Choosing Samples

In This Episode: 1 – How to check & correct phase in the mix 2 – What do to with the fizzy high end of guitars 3 – How to choose which drum samples to use This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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How to Stop Mixing With Your Eyes

The SSL Channel is one of my favorite plugins, but not just because of the way it sounds. The other big benefit of a plugin like this is that it forces you to use your EARS more than your eyes. This video gives you an example of what a typical EQ on the SSL Channel […]

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#ASKJV 09: Low end, Renting space, and Recording acoustic guitar

In This Episode: 1 – Referencing Low End 2 – Renting out recording spaces 3 – Recording acoustic guitar This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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Interview: Andreas Magnusson (Scarlet, Oh Sleeper, Haste the Day, etc.)

Some of Andreas’s credits include Scarlet, Oh Sleeper, Haste the Day, and Black Dhalia Murder. We cover a wide range of topics in this interview, including how he got started, his favorite gear and how to make a career in audio. Andreas is one of my favorite producers and I’ve learned a lot from him […]

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#ASKJV 07: Mics vs Preamps, Amp Sims & Mixing Kicks

In This Episode: 1 – Mics vs Preamps 2 – Amp Sims 3 – Mixing Kicks This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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How to EQ Snares (Video Tutorial)

In-depth tutorial on how to EQ the snare in a rock mix. Learn what frequencies to boost and cut on snare top and bottom tracks.  

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#ASKJV 06: Gain Staging, Headphones, & Kick Drums

In This Episode: 1 – Gain Staging 2 – Mixing / Referencing on Headphones 3 – Kick Drum Preferences This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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