When I transitioned from my project studio space to mixing at home, I was terrified. How would a pared-down set up – with just a Mac, my mix interface and NS10s – impact the quality and feel of my mixes? Would I feel limited with less gear? Would the less than ideal location lead to […]
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I’ve been curious about the true response of my speakers & room for over a decade, but never actually measured it… until now! This video shows you the actual frequency response of my current mix room, discusses whether or not I use room correction software, and the 3 scenarios that make room correction a good […]
Continue readingShould You Use Room Correction EQ? My Honest Sonarworks Reference 4 Review!
I’ve moved into a new room again… so here we go – Home Studio Tour, 2020 edition! I tried to cover it all here – room treatment, audio gear, guitars, software, video gear… If I’ve missed anything, drop a question in the comments! FULL GEAR LIST: Yamaha NS-10m (recommended alternative: CLA-10*) Canon 80D* Rode Wireless […]
Continue readingHome Studio Tour 2020 – My mixing setup
I mix and work out of a room at home… but I was getting sick of it feeling like just another room at home! So I decided to do a DIY overhaul of my home studio / office to give it more vibe and character, and documented each step along the way.
Can you really get label-quality productions using only programmed drums? I decided to answer this question once and for all by re-recording and re-mixing a song using only MIDI drums and amp sim plugins. Hear the results for yourself! Mentioned in this video: Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
It’s been 2 years since I published a home studio tour, so I thought I’d give you an update on my new space! I’m finally settling in to this new room and getting all of my treatment up. Here’s a quick video showing you what I have on the walls so far (and WHY). I’ll […]
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It doesn’t have to be complicated… Here’s the best way to mic a guitar cab – finding the sweet spot with a single SM57. I also show you how to use two mics on the cab and how to make sure they’re phase-aligned on the way in. This clip is taken from Hardcore Tracking, my […]
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Here’s how I used a simple mono room mic to define the character of the snare sound in this mix. This mono room track was a major factor in the drum sound, and you’ll see the simple trick I used to bring out the snare ambience more than the rest of the kit in the […]
Continue readingGetting a Killer Snare Room Sound (Auras Mix Preview)