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April 26, 2019

Often when we're finished recording in the studio, the artist will ask "What happens during mixing? what do you need to do?" So in this video I explain how I go about balancing a track during mixing.

Hope you got a lot from watching that video, and that it gave you some...

October 16, 2018

I am privileged to work with dozens of artists, and hundreds of songs. Whatever the style or the purpose of the song being written and recorded, we have the same desired outcome: to move, and entertain our audience. I’ve written down 5 of the things I think go into mak...

June 23, 2018

It's understandable that a good sounding record requires a good amount of post production. That is.. fine tuning the sound 'post' recording it. This is where a lot of engineers make their living, taking the individual tones and providing balance and creativity so they...

May 17, 2017

Anytime we use a microphone, we're capturing not only the source, but the space in and around that source. ie. the room!

In this Video we set up the drums in a few different locations in the studio to listen to the difference the room makes on our recordings. The result...

May 12, 2017

Often I get deep into a mix and I'm really liking what I'm hearing. The snare has plenty of punch, and the vocal is sitting nicely on top of the mix. 

As I glance up to my insert rack I notice I haven't used any compression on those tracks. What!!

So many times I have go...

May 3, 2017

So much of a songs ability to grab your attention and stick out from the crowd, comes from the arrangement. What instrumentation is used? When and where is that instrumentation used? and does it allow the song to flow, while capturing the artists intended message and e...

April 21, 2017

I worked with a band this week who really impressed me. Not because of their musical ability, their great song writing, or their crafted guitar tone (although all those elements were certainly there). But because they had what I think is the perfect 'studio artist' com...

April 13, 2017

Recording.. Putting a microphone in a room to capture and translate the intriget vibrations travelling through the air. Then a console of either circuits or digital numbers blends these vibrations together to make one complex vibration, that is then sent back to into t...

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