The K-system by mastering engineer Bob Katz is used in the film industry to put the focus on the dynamic range, instead of the loudness. K-System helps produce more consistent mixes and masters. A lot of music is made in home studios, so people sometimes aren’t aware of the established practices these “big studios” implement.…… 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.
IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 4 is the next generation of IK’s legendary sound and groove workstation that offers professional-quality sounds, an intuitive interface, and powerful editing and effects for musicians and producers. It was re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” music creation workstation. The library and sound engine are complemented by…… See More
All of us use software to record a mix. There are a couple of mistakes that a lot of people make with their DAW or recording and mixing software. These mistakes are not platform specific, it’s more on how we use these tools. The first mistake is not gainstaging tracks for their “sweet spot”. It’s…… See More
Your EQ allows you to boost or cut frequencies. The most strategic way to use EQ plugins in your mix is to harness subtractive EQ. In addition, the easiest way to use subtractive EQ is to use an HPF (high-pass filter) which gives instant clarity in your mix. We always think to boost first and…… See More
How to connect an external preamp to an audio interface? While this may seem simple enough, a lot of home studio owners are doing this wrong. You need to know the proper way to connect these things since it might adversely affect the quality of your recordings. What is the purpose of a preamp? Preamps,…… See More