Mastering Session at Rare Form Mastering

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Mastering Session at Rare Form Mastering

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This post is about the mastering process for my latest EP.  The session was booked at Minneapolis’ Rare Form Mastering.  Greg Reierson took the helm and did a really solid...

Mastering Experiment: “But They Do” with the Focusrite Liquid Mix

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This post focuses on an experiment with my new Focusrite Liquid Mix, with which I mixed and mastered a song of mine that was in need of polishing. First of all, I will be out of...

How to Group Tracks to Save DAW CPU

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This post focuses on how to group tracks to save CPU or DSP processing. When I first started mixing using a computer, I would throw up inserts on everything.  Everything was...

How to Create Depth in a Mix

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This post focuses on the topic of creating a sense of depth in mixes. It’s not too hard to make things sound big.  It’s not too hard to make things sound wide.  But...

11 Important DAW Maintenance Tips

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This post focuses on some basic techniques for keeping your DAW running in primo shape. It’s easy to take our computers for granted, but sometimes it seems like if you turn...

Monitoring Diversity for Better Mixes

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This post focuses on how monitoring with different kinds of speakers will help you achieve better mixes. One of the things that sets professional studios apart from hobbyist...

The Art of Comping: Creating Master Performances

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This post focuses on the technique of comping, or creating a composite performance from various elements of multiple performances. It used to be that in order to get a recording...

How to Record Piano

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This post is a continuation of my instrument series and describes the standard variations of recording piano, both grand and upright styles. Ahhh piano.  One of the...

Tracking a Band in a Single Room…

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This post focuses on the classic challenge of how to record a band in a single room and not have it sound completely awful. Lots of us have small production studios and tons of...

Taming Rock Cymbals with… a DeEsser!?

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This post. focuses on the secret rock mixing practice of using a DeEsser on overheads. Rock overhead tracks are downright scary.  Many rock drummers constantly wash out their...