Work for mastering engineers is hard to find these days. It’s quite expected since you can buy the same software tools that many mastering engineers use. However, they are still a highly valuable and worthwhile resource. The clean and precise signal path and playback environment that you get when you hire a mastering engineer could…… See More
Home Recording Tips and Techniques
These are posts tagged as "recording tips and techniques" because they are about things aimed at helping you improve the quality of the audio you record from your home studio. We know that it is possible to record professional quality audio at home, using your computer, some inexpensive (and in some cases - free) software, and some equipment like microphones and audio interface units - all of which cost much less than you might think.
Home recording technology has become so advanced in the past few years, while simultaneously becoming more affordable. You can do things in a very affordable home studio today that I could only dream of doing when I first started.
Less is more when it comes to recording a great-sounding drum kit. There have been a handful of methods used such as using a mic on each drum. I believe that a drum kit is an ensemble, therefore, it has a “group sound”. Location is very important and often neglected. You can set up the…… See More
RØDE TF-5 is a pair of pencil condenser microphones geared towards high-end recording which possesses premium features. It was made in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning classical music recording engineer Tony Faulkner. It may be utilized as the main stereo pair or as individual spot mics during a solo performance. According to RØDE, the new capsule…… See More
What is double tracking vocals? It is making your vocalist sing the exact same part of a song on a second track. It is then blended with the main vocal track to elevate its sound. However, this process is both underrated and overrated in the music recording world. Sad to say, there are some who…… See More
In mixing and mastering, playback loudness is a constant issue. Commercially released music are notably very loud especially when the EDM scene entered the mainstream market in the late 2000s. Since then, everyone wants their music loud as can be. However, there is a limitation on the playback level. The loudness does not equate with…… See More