The 6 Trouble Frequencies That could Ruin Your Mix Cheat Sheet

Stop the frustration and bring clarity and separation to your mixes. You'll be surprised just how much this information will help.

Download it Now!

Archive

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stevie Wonder “Superstition” Isolated Clavinets

How many times have you heard a cover band play Stevie Wonder’s seminal “Superstition” and think, “That doesn’t sound like the record.” One of the reasons why is because there’s more than one clavinet on the track, a fact that’s usually overlooked by the band. In fact, according to Bob Margouleff (who recorded and co-produced the […]

Continue reading

Overcoming The Self-Production Blues

Self-Production Blues image

One of the things about having your own studio is that you can do a project at your own pace. The problem there is that some artists never know when to declare a production finished and they end up with “the project that never ends,” literally spending years on it. Here’s an excerpt from the upcoming […]

Continue reading

The Who “Baba O’Riley” Isolated Track

The Who Baba O'Riley isolated track

The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” is one of the most played tracks in the entire band’s catalog, to the point were just about every fan (and non-fan’s alike) know each note and part by heart. That’s why today’s isolated track is so cool. It strips away the arpeggiated synthesizer and, in some parts, the piano, to give you […]

Continue reading

Pressing A Vinyl Record In 60 Seconds

Pressing Vinyl

Vinyl is all the rage again, but most people don’t understand just how chemical and mechanical the process really is. In this very quick video, you’ll see the electroplating process that goes into making the various stages of master, mother and stampers. That’s the messy part of the business, and the one that everyone hopes […]

Continue reading

6 Trouble Frequencies To Be Aware Of When You Mix

Trouble Frequencies

Whenever an engineer has trouble dialing in the EQ on a track, chances are its because of one or more of the 6 often-overlooked trouble frequencies. These are areas where too much or too little can cause your track to either stick out like a sore thumb, or disappear into the mix completely. Let’s take […]

Continue reading
April 18, 2016

Producer/Engineer John Kurzweg On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Producer John Kurzweg

In an episode that you won’t want to miss, Producer/engineer/musician John Kurzweg is my guest on this week’s Inner Circle podcast. If you’ve listened to rock radio, you’re certainly familiar with John’s work, as he’s produced 12 #1 singles and another 8 top 10’s for bands like Creed, Puddle of Mud, Godsmack and many others. […]

Continue reading

New Music Gear Monday: Eventide Tverb Room Reverb Plugin

Eventide Tverb plugin

We all love great room sounds and one of the most famous rooms ever recorded was on David Bowie’s “Heroes” by Tony Visconti. Visconti set up three microphones in the hall of Berlin’s Hansa Studios; the first for Bowie to sing directly into, a second positioned about 15 feet away and the third further back in […]

Continue reading

Toto “Rosanna” Isolated Drums, Keys And Horns

Toto_-_Rosanna

The band Toto has some of the most acclaimed studio musicians as members, which is why it’s always a pleasure to listen inside one of their songs. Today we’ll take a listen to the isolated drums, keyboards and horns from the Grammy-winning song “Rosanna.” This one’s a real treat! Here’s what to listen for: 1. […]

Continue reading
April 14, 2016

Was “Stairway To Heaven” Ripped Off?

Was %22Stairway%22 Ripped Off

In what could become one of the more entertaining court battles in music history, Led Zeppelin is being sued for stealing parts of “Stairway To Heaven” from a song by the 60s band Spirit called “Taurus” more than 45 years after the song was written. The estate of Spirit guitarist and “Taurus” songwriter Randy California filed the lawsuit, […]

Continue reading

So You Want To Buy A Cheap Microphone

Real vs fake U87

I’ve received a lot of questions lately about my opinion on some very inexpensive vintage microphone clones. I love finding a great cheap mic as much as the next guy, but there are some things to watch out for before buying. I thought it might be helpful to repost the following from 3 or 4 […]

Continue reading
April 12, 2016

Is Gibson In Financial Trouble?

Gibson Brands

There are signs that Gibson’s move to diversify isn’t working out as planned. Moody’s Investor Service has downgraded Gibson Brands (formerly Gibson Guitar Corporation) credit to junk status, and according to reports, the company has put up two of its Nashville warehouses for sale as a result. Moody’s gave 3 reasons for the downgrade: 1. […]

Continue reading