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Reverb Parameters Explained!

The settings that you find on reverbs can shape your sound to achieve that perfect ambience. Some of these settings can be self explanatory in how they’re used, but others are less so. Let’s find out exactly what they all do.

How To Build A Home Studio On A Budget | Part 2: Good To Have

Starting a home studio can be overwhelming. There’s a ton of gear out there, which can sport eye watering price tags.

But you don’t need ALL the gear to get started, and getting started is what’s important! There is truly no better time to start than today. In the second part of this series we take a look at what gear is good to have to expand your recording and mixing options.

There Is No Right and Wrong in Mixing: What Mixing Tips Get Wrong

What do most mixing tips get wrong? They speak in black and white. “Always do this.” “Never do that”. “THE ONLY MIXING TIPS YOU’LL EVER NEED”. It’s click-bait! Mixing is an art-form, and getting caught up in what’s ‘correct’ will restrict creativity. Have a watch of this video where I explain why you should be careful when taking this kind of advice.

Do You Even LIKE The Music You Produce?

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.

FINALLY, A Simple Way Of Understanding Compression

Compression can be one of the hardest things to get your head around when learning how to mix. But it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to demonstrate in a slightly unorthodox way, how to get your head around the main functions of a compressor. I’ll go through threshold, ratio, attack and release in a way that helped me a whole lot when I was learning.

How To Prepare For Recording Studio Clients (6 Tips)

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.

How To Remove Snare from Overheads – Drum Mixing

It can be tricky making sure your overhead mics don’t interfere with the rest of your drum tracks. You can mix your snare spot mic to sound as punchy and as fat as you like, but if your overheads are overpowering it, you might lose those desired effects!

Let me share with you my go-to techniques on how to reduce the snare bleed from your overhead mic tracks.