BLOG: All the mono

BLOG: All the mono

Without the aid of panning, all the elements of a song pile up on top of each other. This forces you to deal with all the frequency masking issues. 

BLOG: The loudness wars

BLOG: The loudness wars

We all know what the loudness wars are, so I won't talk about that. 
Instead, I want us to reflect on the necessity of making a record as loud as possible. 

BLOG: DAW makers are listening

BLOG: DAW makers are listening

If you've been following the audio news lately, and use Pro Tools and Logic Pro X, then you might have noticed something radical: the companies started actually listening to their customers/fans. 

BLOG: Backing up

BLOG: Backing up

After spending some time sulking that I lost my songs, I moved on, because hey...why dwell on it for too long?

BLOG: The death of pre-production

BLOG: The death of pre-production

Many, many bands, especially young bands, rush into recording. They have a few songs that may or may not have potential, then they hook up with a producer that ends up being the recording and maybe mixing engineer, but doesn't really do any producing. 

BLOG: The silver mixing bullet

BLOG: The silver mixing bullet

Everybody loves taking shortcuts, especially creative-minded people. This means that we are naturally looking for quick solutions to fix our problems. Yes, tracks-yet-to-be-mixed are a problem. Once you finish a mix, you solve a problem.

"...if you can make cheap stuff sound good, you'll make the posh stuff sound great." - Fraser Smith

BLOG: Analog vs. digital (and the reason why it matters)

BLOG: Analog vs. digital (and the reason why it matters)

The title is not clickbait. I actually want to talk about it. 
There have been discussions, debates and arguments about how 'close to the real thing' the emulations sound. Marketing is marketing, so every company claims their take on the product is the best there is. 

BLOG: Educational discounts

BLOG: Educational discounts

Everyone loves discounts, so I compiled a list of some of the discounts that are relevant to the music industry. 

BLOG: First things first...

BLOG: First things first...

This is my first foray into blogging. Currently, it's 2:05 AM, on a late Saturday/early Sunday.
I intend to be as honest as possible with you on the blog. Am I using the blog to vent? I don't plan to...