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May 23, 2017

Watch Vance Powell Deconstructing A Mix

vance powell

Vance Powell is one of the many engineers who has transitioned from mixing live sound to working in the confines of a studio. He’s worked both as monitor engineer (the toughest job in show business) and front of house for legend Tammy Wynette and Jars of Clay. But as a producer/engineer Vance has really shined, […]

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May 19, 2017

Producer/Engineer Sylvia Massy On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy has an incredible resume that covers Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Crowes, Smashing Pumpkins, Johnny Cash, Prince, Tool, Lenny Kravitz, and many more. But what’s so cool about Sylvia is that she’s absolutely fearless when it comes to experimenting in the studio (check out her “pickle filter” video from a recent post). […]

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How To Troubleshoot A Song

troubleshoot a song

You may have been here before. You’re producing a band but the song just isn’t coming together. If you’re experienced you probably know exactly what to do, but even after a couple of steps you might hit a dead end. This excerpt from my Music Producer’s Handbook provides 10 questions to ask in order to troubleshoot a […]

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Engineer Neil Dorfsman On Miking A Drum Kit

Neil Dorfsman

This is one of the best drum miking walk-throughs I’ve ever seen. In the video below, Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Sting, Paul McCartney, Def Leopard, Bruce Springsteen to name just a few credits) covers how he mikes a drum kit, and he has several unique approaches that I’ve rarely heard before. Actually I’ve heard of most of […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Genelec The Ones Series Coaxial Monitors

Genelec The Ones series

I’ve been using coaxial monitors as part of my regular studio setup for a long time. As far as I’m concerned, there’s something about their “single-point source” nature that sounds right to me, and it’s something that other speakers with separated drivers just can’t seem to deliver, at least to my ears. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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May 12, 2017

Engineer Bill Smith Is The Guest On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Bill Smith

Bill Smith got a chance to do what most of us just dream about, and that’s assist for some of the engineering luminaries during his days as an assistant at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. But it gets better. For many years Bill was the personal assistant to the great Al Schmitt. There’s nothing like learning […]

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May 9, 2017

Will We Be Using Graphene Speakers Soon?

Graphene spekaers

Let’s face it, loudspeaker transducer technology hasn’t had a real breakthrough in over a hundred years. Every improvement (and there have been many) has been an evolution and not a revolution. That could change soon thanks to some groundbreaking research from the University of Exeter that uses graphene as a transducer. “What’s so groundbreaking about […]

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New Music Gear Monday: LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven Professional Reverb Plugin

seventh heaven professional

If you’ve ever used the Bricasti M7 reverb, you know how spectacular it sounds, so much so that it’s spoiled many an engineer when it comes to using anything else. While there are some excellent sounding reverb plugins available, if you’re a fan of the hardware M7 then you know that they don’t quite cop the exact […]

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May 5, 2017

EastWest Studio Manager Candace Stewart On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Candace Stewart EastWest Studios

Studio management is an art unto itself and every studio owner knows how difficult it is to find a good one. Candace Stewart is one of the best there is, having spent over 20 years in some of the best facilities in Los Angeles. She’s now the manager of the famous EastWest Studios in Hollywood […]

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A New Guide On Where To Find Acoustic Panel Materials

Rockwool

I posted this few years ago on my other blog, but the question keeps popping up so here’s an updated version. Where do you find acoustic panel materials (like Owens Corning 703) so you can build your own panels? At one time, most of the excellent acoustic materials weren’t found at your local Home Depot, but that’s changed a bit recently. […]

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Sylvia Massy’s Glowing Pickle Filter

Sylvia Massy Pickle Filter

Producer/engineer Sylvia Massy is fearless when it comes to trying things in the studio, especially if it involves guitars. Guitar players are usually willing subjects for experimentation since the search for the perfect sound continues seemingly forever, but how many players have ever considered a big fat dill pickle to use as a filter? Sylvia (who will […]

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