If You’re Not Having Fun, Something Is Wrong

Today we need to address the elephant in the room. No not your obsession with plugins (if you have more than 3 EQ plugins raise your hand!) but rather the unfortunate reality that takes shape in almost every recording or mixing environment at some point or another...

How To Mix Background Vocals

When it comes to mixing background vocals, there are two simple truths that can help us place them perfectly in the mix. Truth #1 – Not every track can be the star of the show. Truth #2 – Background vocals need their own space/sound The first truth tells...

3 Simple Truths For Recording “Radio Ready” Songs

Not every home recording sounds like it could be played on the radio. And there are a million different reasons why that might be true for a given song. But some home recordings DO sound amazing. They sound “radio-ready” as I like to say. And that’s...

Why Switching DAWs Can Ruin Your Recordings

Thinking about switching to a new piece of recording or mixing software (DAW)? Don’t! This is one of the most pointless things I see people do in the home studio – and what’s more, switching can actually harm your recordings and mixes! Today’s...

The Infinite Studio Rack Concept

As much as I love recording music in my home studio, there is one clear advantage to tracking in professional studios that lingers in my mind. They have dedicated control rooms. Why is a control room such a big advantage? Simple – it allows the engineer to hear...