Choose The Best Studio Monitors For You With These 3 Tips

3 Big Tips when choosing studio monitors post on Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog

“How do I choose a set of studio monitors?” This question comes up a lot, and although I’ve addressed it before, it’s never a bad time to do it again. When it comes to monitor speakers, there are certainly plenty of choices, and currently there’s no single favorite that dominates the industry. A Standard? It […]

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Mastering Engineer Katie Tavini, Mainstream Not What It Used To Be, And Ultimate Dad Rock On My Latest Podcast

Katie Tavini - Episode 525

The latest episode of my Inner Circle Podcast features 5 time MPG mastering engineer of the year Katie Tavini, who’s work includes Rudimental, Bloc Party, Ash, We Are Scientists, Nadine Shah, Arlo Parks, Los Bitchos and many more. Katie is also a founding member of Weird Jungle, a collective of independent mastering engineers in the […]

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Guitarist Erik Himel, Kids Not Playing Music, And AI Headphones Cocktail Party Effect On My Latest Podcast

Erick Himel - Episode 524

The latest episode of my Inner Circle Podcast features Erik Himel, who expanded his touring guitar career into hosting the hottest jam night in Hollywood, to producing a Las Vegas show, to custom music programming for private and corporate events. During the interview we talked about playing music with lyrics you can’t understand, the hack […]

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Big Mono And How To Avoid It

Big mono stereo panning image

I get a lot of questions about panning, especially about hard panning and the resultant “Big Mono,” so I thought I’d provide an excerpt from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook to address them. This applies only to the stereo soundfield as most musicians haven’t entered the immersive world yet. “One of the most overlooked or taken […]

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Entertainment Attorneys Brianna Schwartz and Alexis Schreiber On My Latest Podcast

Music attorneys Brianna Schwartz and Alexis Schreiber - Episode 522

My guests on my latest podcast episode are Brianna Schwartz and Alexis Schreiber, the dynamic duo behind Schwartz & Schreiber, PLLC. Their innovative approach to entertainment law sets them apart, as they aim to provide a true end-to-end partnership with their clients, becoming a member of their team rather than just a passive or reactive […]

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My Interview With Steve Albini On His Recording Techniques

Steve Albini image on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Steve Albini, who unfortunately passed last week, gained his considerable experience and reputation working primarily with underground and alternative bands. While his most famous credit remains Nirvana’s In Utero, Steve worked with a diverse lineup of artists such as PJ Harvey, The Pixies, The Stooges, Cheap Trick, Silkworm, Jesus Lizard, Bush, and even the mainstream […]

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