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June 30, 2017

Guitarist Shane Theriot On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Shane Theriot

If you ever watched Live From Daryl’s House (which is a favorite of so many musicians), you probably have a lot of questions about the show. I was lucky enough to have the show’s musical director, guitarist Shane Theriot, on my latest podcast to pull back the curtain on how the show is done (and […]

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Mack On Recording Queen And ELO

Mack

With a who’s who list of credits such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Electric Light Orchestra, Rory Gallagher, Sparks, Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer, Billy Squire, and Extreme, the producer/engineer who goes simply by the name Mack has made his living making superstars sound great. Having recorded so many big […]

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9 Mics Compared On The Trombone

trombone mic comparison

Many of you reading this may not be recording a trombone anytime soon, but I thought that this comparison of 9 different mics was interesting nonetheless. Paul The Trombonist played into a number of mics that varied greatly in price so you could hear the difference between them. There’s no conclusion on the video about […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Waves Brauer Motion Autopanner Plugin

Waves Brauer Motion plugin

Autopanners are pretty cool in that they can add motion to an element of a mix to make it more interesting. Most autopanners are pretty much a variation on the same theme however, going left to right at either a predetermined speed or dynamically induced by the program material. The new Waves Brauer Motion plugin […]

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Sam Okell talks about remixing Sgt Pepper

Sgt Pepper Sam Okell

Abbey Road Studios senior engineer Sam Okell had the unenviable task of remixing one of the most listened to and beloved album of all time – the 50th anniversary release of The Beatles seminal Sgt Pepper. Sam and producer Giles Martin (son of original Beatles engineer George Martin) were tasked with a job that many […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-Zi Mic Activator

Cloudlifter CL-Zi

Some microphones just don’t have enough output when you need it, causing you to crank up the preamp and the noise along with it. Cloud Microphones released a solution for this a few years ago with its Cloudlifter, and now it’s gone another step with its new Cloudlifter CL-Zi, which is finally shipping. The original […]

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Eddie Kramer On Recording Jimi Hendrix

Eddie Kramer

Engineer/producer Eddie Kramer has a resume that’s a mile long, but the credit that he’s forever tied to is Jimi Hendrix. I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with him a few yeas ago, and he gave me this great interview for The Recording Engineer’s Handbook. Here’s an excerpt from his […]

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June 13, 2017

New Sound Diffusor Is Way Thinner Than The Current Ones

New sound diffusor

When building a studio without the help of a professional, most people are concerned with getting even absorption across the frequency spectrum. They don’t think about diffusion until later in the construction process, and then are shocked to discover that effective diffusors can take up more space than they were anticipating. Diffusors are important to […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Softube Tape Plugin

Softube Tape plugin

One of the byproducts of recording on tape is the fact that it added some glue to the mix that engineers have found lacking in the digital world. As a result, tape saturation plugins have become standard in many mixer’s plugin lists, and they’re getting more and more sophisticated every day. The latest tape emulator […]

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