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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#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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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 34 – Guitar Tone, Clipping & Switching Drum Samples

In This Episode: 1 – Dialing in guitar tone 2 – Clipping your mix 3 – Changing drum samples on an album This show runs on your questions! Submit your question here. SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES

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