#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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Guitar Tuning Tips for Recording

We engineers spend a lot of time researching microphones, trying to put them in the perfect spot, and setting up the perfect signal chain. So much so that we often overlook the little things that can make a way bigger difference in whether our recordings sound professional or not. One of these things, often a tell-tale […]

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The Simple Approach to Layering Guitars

In the rock/metal world, there’s a common perception about how to get a massive guitar tone. Most players and engineers try to achieve this by stacking and layering multiple guitar tracks, sometimes using different guitars and amps for each layer. The term “Quad-tracking” is frequently thrown around as the best way to track heavy guitars, […]

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Committing: The way to better recordings, better mixes and a career in audio

Lack of commitment is a big problem for up-and-coming engineers today. I challenge you to find little ways of committing more with the projects you’re working on right now. Using one mic on an amp instead of 3? Bouncing your drum samples down to audio early in the mix? Finally sending that mix to the […]

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All About Pre-Production

Pre-production is the process in which the producer meets with the artist or band to rehearse and prepare their songs before entering the recording studio. The pre-production phase can include songwriting, choosing album tracks, arrangement choices, and simply practicing the material. The goal of pre-production is to prepare as much as possible in a low-cost […]

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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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Interview with David Bendeth

“The challenges are always the same — writing and finding great songs with artists that can perform
them.”

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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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