How and Why I Never Gave Up With My Home Studio Despite Feeling Totally Overwhelmed (A Personal Journey of Trial & Terror)

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Award-Winning Producer Gary Gray.] One year ago I came up with the idea to write this article. It was before the pandemic hit.  It was before the lockdowns began.  At that time I made a note to self.  “Self,” I said out loud as our three home studio dogs […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Home Studio Mixing

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Award-Winning Producer Gary Gray.] I’m very fortunate in counting among my personal mentors some of the greatest legends in the music industry; Phil Collins, Quincy Jones, and Phil Ramone. Without their help and guidance, I would not be where I am today.  I was very lucky to also […]

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How to Make Your Mixes Sound Great in Every System (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series written by Gary Gray. You can read part one here.] What Is an Industry Standard Recording? After thousands of hours of research, I have formulated the following workable definition for an Industry Standard Recording: Any recording which has been purchased or consumed by a large […]

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Should You Invest in ‘Smoke & Mirror’ Gear For Your Home Studio?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Gary Gray.] There is a category of gear for the home studio owner that I refer to as “Smoke & Mirror Gear.” What I mean by “Smoke & Mirror Gear” is gear that can be expensive for the home studio owner and impressive to the average potential client. […]

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How To Make Your Mixes Sound Great in Every System [Part 2]

Looking for industry standard mixes that sound great in every sound system? Don’t get caught up in the myths and lessons of what gear you’re using or special formula you’re following.

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How To Make Your Mixes Sound Great In Every System [Part 1]

Looking for industry standard mixes that sound great in every sound system? Don’t get caught up in the myths and lessons of what gear you’re using or special formula you’re following.

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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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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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