Tag Archives: Recording

Pro Audio: Plugins and Processing Tips for Mixing Podcasts

Josh shares the exact plugins (and settings) he uses when editing and mixing episodes of the podcast series, Talking Too Loud. He also provides a path for those who want to use the stock plugins included with your DAW software.

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Pro Audio: Quick Tips for Better Home Recordings

With 90% of the U.S. currently under stay-at-home orders, I'm sure there are many musicians and artists exploring home recording for the first time. Or, perhaps you already have some experience and want to improve the quality of what you record at home. In this article, I'll offer some quick tips that are easy to implement and will help improve the sound of your home recordings.

Pro Audio Mixing Tips

Pro Audio: Mixing Tips

For many artists and home audio enthusiasts, the mixing process can seem like a daunting task. If you feel unsatisfied with your mixes and they don't hold up the way you like when compared to commercial releases, here are a few tips that can go a long way in improving the final result.

Pro Audio: Five Essential Audio Effects

From The Beatles to David Bowie to Beyonce, most music recorded over the past seventy years has made use of effects to enhance our favorite songs. Thanks to modern computing power and the advent of effects plugins, there is a virtually unending supply of effects available for use in the music production process. In this article, I'll cover what I consider to be five of the most popular and important effects commonly used in modern music production. Once you have an understanding of these effects, you can take your raw tracks to the next level during the arrangement or mixing phase of your creative process. In the followup article to this primer, I will get to specific plugin brands I like, and some of my favorite plugins for each of the effects discussed below. For now, let's dive right in and get acquainted with some of the basics.

Pro Audio: Understanding Basic Acoustics in Your Home Studio (Part II)

In part one of this two-part series on studio acoustics, we reviewed some basic concepts and acoustic problems often found in home studios and small rooms. Assuming you have read part one, you should now be familiar with concepts like flutter, comb filtering, room modes, and decay time. In this article, we'll explain how to treat these issues and compare the effectiveness of common acoustic solutions.

Pro Audio: Understanding Basic Acoustics in Your Home Studio (Part I)

Professional studio facilities spend thousands, and sometimes millions, to build inspiring recording spaces that feature impeccable sonic performance without unflattering acoustic anomalies. They do this partly to provide a place to capture pleasing-sounding recordings, and partly to make sure that the final product translates well to listening environments outside of that particular studio. If you're using a spare room in your house, you're unfortunately starting at a disadvantage. But, fear not, there are some easy steps you can take to significantly improve the sonic characteristics of your home studio environment, for both recording and mixing.

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