There was one thing I was taught in college that was just plain wrong, and it was this – “When recording, you should record at the highest possible level without clipping.” Find out what level you should record at in a home studio instead to avoid clipping, noise and get the best recordings possible.
This is how to record acoustic guitar without a mic! Don’t have a mic? Recording in a noisy home or dealing with bad acoustics? Or maybe you just want to lay some acoustic guitar tracks down as quickly as possible. In this video, I’m going to show you the best way of dealing with all of these issues in three simple steps.
Find out how to prepare your tracks for mixing in 7 steps. You don’t want the mixer to be delayed, to miss anything off of your song, to include something that shouldn’t be there or to not get the sound that you’re after. By properly preparing, you’ll get a better mix out of it, and you won’t be delayed in getting your hands on the final product.
Do you want to know how to make DI guitar sound good? DId guitar tends to sound rather lifeless and bland, though. However, with a few plugins and mixing techniques, you can make a DI guitar sound realistic, crunchy and punchy.
Mixing DI and amp bass guitar can be a fantastically useful technique in getting a powerful and gritty bass tone, while retaining the important low end. The bass mixing technique that you’ll see here is perfect for mixing rock music. Find out how you can blend DI and amped bass together without causing a muddy low end.
Do you want to get thick sounding guitars in your mixes? You can do just that using layering. Let’s take a deep dive into a mix I did a while back for a rock band. Find out how you too can use layering to get thick sounding guitars for your mixes.
Ever wanted to know how to recreate a song? If you’re making a cover version, especially if you want it to sound like the original, this 4-step process is a must-see. It all starts off with just a MIDI track, but by the end it sounds like a faithful recreation!
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.
Your choice of digital audio workstation (or DAW) will shape the way that you record, program, edit and mix your music. But does it really matter which one you choose? And how much does your choice really affect the end result? These are the questions that we’re going to be answering today.
There’s an idea that some musicians have that click tracks will make their music sound over-produced. I say that recording to a click track/metronome will not make your music sound robotic, sterile or lifeless. It will just make your music sound better. Find out why…