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DIY mic preamps

April 14, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

After learning the ins and outs of live sound and recording, I wanted to be able to work on the gear that I own. This is why I dove into DIY mic preamps, and other DIY electronics. There are many reasons to go the DIY route. Don’t be afraid of crazy schematics or having to learn […]

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Top Recording Blogs

April 14, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

No matter if you are a newbie or a pro, we all can always stand to learn a little more. This is a quick rundown of the Top Recording blogs and websites that I have come across. All of these blogs are active and provide great reading material for audio enthusiasts. Here are my top […]

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The $100 studio

April 12, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

We are going to talk about setting up a recording studio with a $100 recording studio package,up to $1,000. We will do a quick Studio setup at the $100 mark and then we’ll into more details as we move on to $300 , $500, and then begin the customize packages at $750 and $1000. With all […]

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CAD M179 Microphone

March 3, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

We all are looking for that next mic that will get plenty of use in the studio. For home recording studios you cant beat the CAD M179 microphone. Its is one of the most versatile budget mics out there. The CAD line of microphones, in general, is pretty good. Let’s see what the M179 has […]

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Recording Gain Staging

March 1, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

When you are are recording multiple tracks, gain staging is crucial. Have you ever pushed up the volume on a track and it wouldn’t cut through? Do you have issues with your sounds distorting or clipping? Gain staging is the issue. When we talk gain staging we are talking about the levels of your signals […]

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Mixing Tools

March 1, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

Sometimes a mixing engineer can only be as good as his tools. What are your tricks to getting the right mix for yourself or your clients? Im going to share a couple mixing tools that I use on almost every session that I work on. So, to start with, I must say that most of us are […]

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Learn Mixing with Clarity

February 24, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

So, here is the scenario…You have spent days, months, maybe even a year tracking your songs.  After all of that hard work, you begin to mix. Then you spend all day everyday trying to get your mixes to stand up to the test of all your favorite tunes. I have been there, we all have at some […]

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Learn recording – Mic Placement is EVERYTHING

February 22, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

So to me, if you want to learn recording, this is the most critical part of recording awesome tunes…MIC Placement! Mic placement is everything. It is THE most critical part of recording music in my opinion. The only other thing that is this important is gain staging, which I will cover later. From what I have […]

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Mic Preamps

February 18, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

So if you’re following the blog, you have read a little about choosing an audio interface and picking up a microphone. Now,  Lets talk about the one thing that really changed the sonic characteristics of my recordings. I went through several microphones, tried several plug-ins, just trying to achieve the sound characteristics on the albums […]

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Budget Recording Mic

February 16, 2016 / no comments, on Blog

OK today we are going to talk about choosing the best microphone that we can get for recording on a budget. The goal here is to not sacrifice quality just because we don’t have the big pockets of the larger studios. There are plenty of options, from large diaphragm condenser’s, small diaphragm condenser’s, to a […]

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