Closing Corporate Clients: A Home Studio Owner’s Guide [Part 2]

In Part 2, producer/arranger/engineer Gary Gray educates home studio owners on the importance of understanding different buyer types and how to close.

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Closing Corporate Clients: A Home Studio Owner’s Guide [Part 1]

In Part 1 of another two part piece on home engineering & production, Gary Gray gets back to basics on what’s truly possible from the comforts of a home studio.

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Home Recording: How To Master EQ

Scott Wiggins schools home audio engineers on the values of EQ and how to utilize it for the best mixes possible.

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Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Raise Your Odds For Success [Part 1]

In the first installment of another two-part series, home recording extraordinaire Gary Gray breaks down some tips for production with licensing in mind!

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How To Set Up Your Studio Monitor Speakers

[Editors Note: This article was written by Gary Gray of New Artist Model’s ‘Lucrative Home Studio’ program.] Whether you’re a songwriter recording your own songs or a professional producer and engineer with a home studio, how you set up your gear is vitally important. With the right setup, even less expensive speakers and headphones can […]

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5 Tips For Going Into the Recording Studio Prepared

[Editors Note: This article was written by Dan Reifsnyder, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and it originally appeared on the Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] It’s a fact of life in the world of music that somehow, someday, you will have to record. Whether that means going into a fancy, high-budget studio, or pressing record on a four-track […]

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Mastering Isn’t a Dark Art, It’s Just Misunderstood

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Steve Corrao, owner and chief engineer at Sage Audio in Nashville, TN.] Here at Sage Audio Mastering, we realize that for years, mastering has been viewed as ‘mysterious’. It has been described as a “Dark Art”, and some think of it as the “Wizard” behind the curtain. Most people […]

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4 Tips For Saving Money on Studio Time

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   Writing great music takes a long time, but recording it is what can really hurt a band, as it can require every dollar a group has to their name. Recording a song or an album in a bedroom is a possibility for some acts, but […]

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Laptops Vs. Desktops For Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written by Nadav Biran and originally appeared on the Catz Audio Blog.] The first thing you should focus on when building your home studio is the computer you are going to use. For us making the choice between a laptop or a desktop was very frustrating and it took us quite […]

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Building a Home Studio On a Budget

[Editors Note: This article and infographic were compiled by Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio, an online pro audio magazine. Readers can head over to our “Complete Home Studio Guide” for more resources on getting theirs set up!]   The field of audio engineering can be intimidating. The countless shiny buttons, the myriad of knobs and meters, […]

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