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5 TIPS FOR RECORDING MODERN POP VOCALS IN YOUR HOME STUDIO

5 TIPS FOR RECORDING MODERN POP VOCALS IN YOUR HOME STUDIO

Record world-class vocals that sound "expensive" on limited gear.

Studio Spending - Where is your money best spent and why? 

Studio Spending - Where is your money best spent and why? 

Many home studios, or new to the game producers (hell, even ones that have been in it for a few years!) fail to invest in the correct things to better their quality, their workflow, and their knowledge of this craft. With this in mind, I felt it was worth sharing some insights that allowed me to move from recording 3-4 bands a year, and struggling to quit my full time job - to having my studio booked up 6 months in advance, and working with label bands.

Compression - How to use it, and Why?

Compression - How to use it, and Why?

Compression is a topic that's been covered so many times - however, I’ve always approached production more as a science than as an art, and with this in mind, I think you’ll find this quick guide more helpful than you’d first have thought! 

5 Essential Steps to Create Radio Ready Vocals

5 Essential Steps to Create Radio Ready Vocals

Vocals are the hardest part for most aspiring recording and mixing engineers to master, and actually - more often than not, it’s not all down to them!

Proximity Effect - Why you NEED to know about this phenomenon

Proximity Effect - Why you NEED to know about this phenomenon

Simply put, The Proximity Effect is a phenomenon that increases the low-end frequency response of a microphone the closer to the source it is put. 

Recording Acoustic Guitar - 2 Placement Techniques to Remember!

Recording Acoustic Guitar - 2 Placement Techniques to Remember!

Acoustic guitar is a fickle instrument to master, more often than not due to the source recording constantly fighting against you in the mix. It’s either too bright, or too warm and boomy, then there’s distortion the builds up from your choice of mic/preamp/compressor… well, we’re here to change all of that!

Exciting Trends We're Ready For In 2020

Exciting Trends We're Ready For In 2020

We're nearing the end of the decade and the last few years have seen the pro audio industry move through a massive transformation and it isn't letting up. 

What Can You Gain From Gain Staging

What Can You Gain From Gain Staging

Whether you're recording or mixing, gain staging is one of the most important jobs you have as an engineer yet it is shrouded in mystery to beginners. Understanding gain staging can take your recording and mixing to a whole new level and allows you to have a clean mix without worrying about clipping.

The 4 Problems You Face When Editing Your Podcast

The 4 Problems You Face When Editing Your Podcast

Listeners to your podcast are constantly engaged and any mistake in your editing can dramatically reduce the perceived quality of the podcast. We're not looking for chopping cut sequences like Youtube. We're looking for clear, consistent content that flows as if the listener was in the room.

4 Tips Before Recording Your First Podcast

4 Tips Before Recording Your First Podcast

In this article, I want to make sure that the very first words you speak are clear and make you feel comfortable. The key to comfort is in your position to the microphone.

5 Things To Start Your Own Podcast On A Budget

5 Things To Start Your Own Podcast On A Budget

How hard can it be to make your own podcast? After all, it's only content and anybody could become a Youtube star so perhaps the same principle applies. Only that it doesn't.

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