I hear this question a lot from new engineers. Those who are learning how to mix music to eventually make a living from it. Should you start out mixing for free? Should you ever work for free? Here are the three situations when you SHOULD consider mixing for free.
What does the pandemic mean for your audio needs? And how can you get better audio on zoom and in your home recordings? This is what I’m discussing in this audio-only discussion with designer, Adrian Ramsay, on his podcast TALKdesign.
The decades-old argument – Analog vs. Digital: Which is Better? In this audio-only discussion, we talk about what digital and analog can mean throughout the process, from recording a song to the consumer listening to it. We discuss how analog gear can affect the audio and how it can be part of the instrument itself. We then dissect what different mediums and platforms can do for a listener.
I’m going to share with you the top 5 biggest mistakes that I’ve made in the past when recording and mixing. Some of these really held back my recordings and mixes… but that’s okay! Because I’ve learnt from them, and my work is better as a result of them. And I hope by sharing this with you, you might learn from my mistakes as well.
It’s so important to get invested in the art that we’re working on. Whether you’re recording, mixing, mastering or producing. In this video, I go over why it’s important to truly enjoy and appreciate the music that you’re working on. Let’s look at how we can go about motivating ourselves and how to become invested in the art.
Are you trying to land a job in a recording studio? Or do you run a recording studio? It can be daunting when you first start taking on clients, whether in your home studio, or as an employed engineer. I want to give you six, super useful tips on how to prepare for your recording studio clients. These are the steps that I follow for every one of the sessions that I run.
No-one likes to waste time. And no-one likes to waste money. Recording studio time can be costly and time consuming, so every second counts. Whether you’re in a band or you’re a solo artist – find out how to get the most out of your studio time with my 4 essential tips.
I want to address something super important. In the music industry, the artist is front and centre, but the role of the producer can be just as important – sometimes even moreso – than the artist. Check this out and find out why.
Joe Crow is an audio engineer providing education and audio services via the online platform Joe Crow – The Audio Pro. This is our story.