Liked On: 12-29-2012, 06:49 PM
Ha ! Washing clothes is work. Pushing a button on a washing machine isn't. Maybe it's just less non-work : ) Time for a cold beer
Liked On: 12-26-2012, 08:01 PM
Awesome blog, paul999! People often ask if analog is "better" than digital and that is the wrong question. The right question is "How do I get the sound in my head?" More importantly, how do...
Liked On: 12-23-2012, 07:59 PM
Yes, EQ is paramount. When I first started this I had no idea how much EQ I'd be using. Lately I'm discovering that subtractive EQ usually goes further than boosting EQ; I probably cut 4X more than I...
Liked On: 12-22-2012, 01:58 PM
My 2.0 cents... I couldn't tell a difference with the voiceover, but it was substantial for the guitars. The Mytek was a lot more open, a bit more "special". I have a LOT more experience listening to...
Liked On: 12-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Roxul works. However, it is a bit like sleeping on the floor when you are working with it. You will be roughing it and it will be very obvious that you are not at the Ritz. I recommend wearing 2-3...
Liked On: 12-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Oh. I missed the part that you were looking for drum samples. That helps. Battery 3 is a fun place to start if you don't already have a sampler. Kontakt works well for that, too. Superior...
Liked On: 12-09-2012, 10:04 PM
I downloaded most of what i need. I don't think i need the dimension pro because it is the same version that came with X1. This weekend i think i will give the installing a go and see how the thing...
Liked On: 12-03-2012, 08:31 PM
I must have skipped over the part of the 16" CRT. Ouch man. Anything will be an improvement over that. I remember when my 17" Sony Trinitron was considered bad ass. I spent $1000 on that monitor...
Liked On: 10-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Oh, I had the luxury of trying a 720p TV I had on the house. If you need to buy one to try it, spend the few extra bucks on the 1080p, you will be glad you did. Sent from my Galaxy Ace using...
Liked On: 10-21-2012, 08:49 PM
My biggest problem with putting reverbs as inserts is that im always eqing the verb. So lets say for the snare i have the sound i want then i add reverb then i have to eq it again, etc. what i...
Liked On: 10-18-2012, 06:02 PM
Hey, really good job here, for sure. Everything seems to be at the right place and works pretty well in the song. The drum sound is a bit odd at first but it works really nice during the song,...
Liked On: 10-07-2012, 02:15 PM
I find the immediate open ended opportunity that placing most delay/chorus/reverb and some compression types of fx on separate aux'es/groups/fx tracks is that one can quickly do whatever it takes to...
Liked On: 10-06-2012, 09:14 AM
Liked On: 10-06-2012, 09:13 AM
this sounds great--- I wouldn't change a thing in the mix:) The only thing I hear is when the bass is featured in a breakdown towards the end of the song-- I may have automated down that little 5...
Liked On: 10-03-2012, 02:38 PM
From what I've learned over the past year, I know that placement and balance along with proper filtering is what really makes up the majority of a good sounding mix. Effects are there for enhancement purposes and are indeed very important.. but not my biggest hurdle.
Here is pretty much everyone's biggest hurdle whether they realize it or not: EQ
Without filtering, volume and clarity are not often found. Without proper low end filtering, everything is usually muddy
I thought I'd take some actual time and respond to someone's simple, yet HUGE, question. This is an actual answer that could steer them in the right direction.
I know... Crazy Huh?
Here's the big popper:
Any tips on getting that big studio sound ?
Impossible to answer in one sentence and actually give someone credible advice.. but we all know that, right?
Define "Big Studio Sound"...
Is that the sound where
We all struggle in one way or another, and we also get caught up in things that, when it's over and done with, we've regretted. We also have our own personalities that can trigger some of these things that can affect our performance when mixing in either a good way or a bad way. As a matter of fact, it's our own personal level of incompetence that makes us who we are as current or future musicians\engineers\producers.
Recognize Your Natural Tendencies
For me, I tend to over
This isn't just an idiotic rant about my loathing of large food product companies.... maybe you'll get something out of this but probably not. I am ready to fall asleep but wanted to make this point in the odd way that I did. I will be thrilled if even one of you understands what I am saying.
My wife grabs cranberry juice at the store sometimes..in the juice aisle next to all the OTHER 100% JUICE PRODUCTS.
Okay keep listening.
I am going to make this as quick and simple as I possibly can because you can easily run out of money and still not be satisfied with anything you are creating in your musical world.
Let's start with a little scientific, psychological perspective.
Read, out loud to yourself, the definition of a desire followed by the definition of a need. Ok folks, here's the drill... when I say need, I want you all to say it with me. When I say desire, I want you all to say it with