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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The 5 Common Denominators of Successful Songwriters, Composers and Producers/Engineers

[Editors Note: This article was written by Gary Gray.] In music, success can seem very elusive. Some songwriters, composers, and producer/engineers just seem to attract success, while others struggle along, fighting an uphill battle, going nowhere but down. The truth is, success in music comes to those who are working HARD and SMART, and from […]

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10 Compression Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Mixes

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rob Mayzes.] Over years of teaching others how to mix, I’ve noticed 10 compression mistakes come up time and time again. These common mistakes can ruin your mix if you don’t know how to avoid them. In this guide you’ll learn what these common compression mistakes are and how […]

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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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Mix Buss Compression Made Easy!

[Author: Scott Wiggins *]   How many of you are completely terrified of doing anything to the mix buss, aka “stereo buss” “2 buss”? It is real easy to mess up an entire mix with too much processing, in particular, mix buss compression. Over the years of searching the internet creeping on my favorite mixers […]

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How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio: The Complete Guide

[Author: Jason Moss *]  Setting up a home recording studio can be overwhelming. How do you know what equipment to buy? Which software is best? How can you make sure everything will work together? Take a breath. This guide will walk you through the process, step by step. It contains everything you need to know, […]

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10 Ways to Make Vocals Sound Modern & Professional

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Rob Mayzes, producer, mix engineer and founder of Home Studio Center, a site dedicated to providing valuable tips around recording from home studios.]   In most genres, the vocals are the most important part of the mix. Especially in modern pop styles, there are a number of techniques that […]

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Slapback Delay – A Must Have On Vocals & Guitars

[Editors Note: This is blog was written by Scott Wiggins and it originally appeared on his site, The Recording Solution, which is dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] Slapback delay is a very common effect on tons of hit records. It’s really easy to set up! When […]

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What is the Best Microphone for Recording Vocals? $3,000 vs. $100 Mics

[Editors Note: This is blog was written by Scott Wiggins and it originally appeared on his site, The Recording Solution, which is dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] You may be asking yourself: What is the best microphone for recordings vocals? I want to ask you a few questions first. Does expensive […]

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Two Monitoring Tips For Mixing in the Home Studio

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written exclusively for us by Scott Wiggins, founder of The Recording Solution, a website dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] I’m sure you’ve heard or read in audio forums, or books from professional engineers that you need the BEST monitoring or listening environment […]

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