How To Connect An Outboard Compressor To Mix With In A Recording Studio

How To Connect An Outboard Compressor To Mix With In A Recording Studio

This music production video tutorial will teach you how to connect an outboard stereo compressor unit for use in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). We show you how to set up a studio outboard unit in Pro Tools, but rest assured this process applies to any DAW and audio interface with sufficient I/O.

Do Multi-Instrumentalists Make Better Music Producers & Mixers?

Do Multi-Instrumentalists Make Better Music Producers & Mixers?

In this article, I share a handful of my own experiences that led me to believe that Multi-instrumentalists make better Music Producers & Music Mixers. If you agree or disagree with me then please do share your thoughts in the comments below. This is a genuine question from a Music Producer to the Music Production Community.

Learn The Tony Visconti 3 Mic Technique Used In The Vocal Recording Of Heroes By David Bowie

Learn The Tony Visconti 3 Mic Technique Used In The Vocal Recording Of Heroes By David Bowie

Ever wondered how that David Bowie vocal sound was achieved in the recording of Heroes?

Learn how to recreate the Tony Visconti three microphone music production technique using just your DAW plug-ins

Preparing Audio Stem Mix Sessions In Pro Tools - Video Tutorial

Preparing Audio Stem Mix Sessions In Pro Tools - Video Tutorial

Ever wondered how to prepare audio stems in a Pro Tools mix session? 

The Role Of A Music Producer In Modern Music Production

The Role Of A Music Producer In Modern Music Production

At a time when the financial side of the Music Industry wasn't plagued by internet piracy the Music Producer role had very specific music production duties that differ from the Music Producer role of today. 

How To Collaborate With An Online Session Musician - 3 Tips

How To Collaborate With An Online Session Musician - 3 Tips

Let's say you have found an online session musician - These 3 pointers will help you get the best out of the service and experience.

What Does A Reflection Filter Do In Music Production & Recording Studios?

What Does A Reflection Filter Do In Music Production & Recording Studios?

Reflection filters offer an affordable alternative to expensive acoustic treatment products such as foam panels seen in many "acoustically treated" recording studios.

How To Sing & Record Professional Vocals - Video Tutorial

How To Sing & Record Professional Vocals - Video Tutorial

Improve your singing abilities and vocal recording skills in this singing tutorial video that covers 4 main areas in vocal performance and music production.

Mixing Music - What Is A Control Surface? - Video Tutorial

Mixing Music - What Is A Control Surface? - Video Tutorial

This tutorial video demonstrates how control surfaces help to speed up music mixing workflows.

How To Record An Electric Guitar Amp with Microphone Placement - Video Tutorial

How To Record An Electric Guitar Amp with Microphone Placement - Video Tutorial

There is no music producer secret for recording an electric guitar amp. Experimenting with microphones and microphone placement is the key for getting the right guitar tone in music production. This video tutorial demonstrates a variety of guitar tones that can be achieved with a small number of microphones placed around a guitar amp in a recording studio environment.

The Importance Of Producing Demo Recordings

The Importance Of Producing Demo Recordings

Recording a demo provides songwriters and music producers with a fast and creative music production process. Demo recordings only ever need to be simple audio sketches that translate a song's core feeling and musical content. Many songwriters use iOS apps to record demos.

How To Record An Acoustic Upright Piano - Video Tutorial

How To Record An Acoustic Upright Piano - Video Tutorial

There is nothing quite like recording a real acoustic upright piano with microphones in a recording studioMusic producers often reach for piano software instruments for convenience. Virtual pianos never come close to the organic feel and natural tonality of a real acoustic piano being playing in a room.

How To Record An Acoustic Guitar - Video Tutorial

How To Record An Acoustic Guitar - Video Tutorial

Understanding how to properly record acoustic guitars with microphones is one of the most important skills used by music producers & recording studios. Many people cut corners when acoustic guitar recording by using the built in D.I. but by recording the guitar this way deprives the recording of the full character and tonality of the instrument.

Mixing Music – 5 Mixing Mistakes To Avoid

Mixing Music – 5 Mixing Mistakes To Avoid

There is an abundance of online music mixing articles out there. Many list an endless stream of tips & tricks in how to better one’s skills in music mixing. As good as these articles are they will not ultimately help anyone improve their skills in mixing as many inexperienced mixers don't even recognise they are making mistakes everyday in their mixing workflow.

Mixing Music – 4 Ways To Get Paying Clients And Earn Money

Mixing Music – 4 Ways To Get Paying Clients And Earn Money

4 ways to help talented music mixers find paying clients and earn money from mixing music online.

Mixing Music – Session Preparation Process & Mindsets

Mixing Music – Session Preparation Process & Mindsets

Mix preparation advice for musicians mixing their own music.  Preparing yourself and your mix sessions is a lot like cooking for your friends and family.  You want the end result to be well presented, taste good and enjoyed by all.

Mix Preparation – Sending Your Music To An Online Mixing Professional

Mix Preparation – Sending Your Music To An Online Mixing Professional

Mix preparation tips for online music mixing services. Learn the fundamental methods in preparing and delivering your music to an online mix engineer.

4 iOS App Every Songwriter Should Use

4 iOS App Every Songwriter Should Use

My top 4 iOS Apps to help songwriters in writing & developing new material

Songwriters - 3 Tips For Developing Your Songs

Songwriters - 3 Tips For Developing Your Songs

Developing a song is a vital stage that often gets ignored

Protect Your Hearing

Protect Your Hearing

You Only Get One Set Of Ears In Your Lifetime, Don't Damage Them