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9 Vocal Comping Tricks For Perfect Vocals

One of professional recordings best kept secrets is vocal comping. The vocals in a professional recording often sound flawless compared to those that come out of a home studio. This was frustrating when I first started into recording vocals. I couldn’t figure out why my work never sounded as perfect as those in commercial productions….


7 Techniques for Miking Drums at Home

There’s a ton of misconception around miking drums in a small home studio. When first starting out a lot of people (myself included) have a hard time properly capturing a drum kit in a budget studio. This is largely because everything can be limited including space, microphones and inputs. The common belief is that due…


11 Key Tips for Miking Acoustic Guitar Like a Pro

In the recording world, guitars manage to find their way into most forms of music in one way or another. Miking the instrument can be difficult however and despite its significant appeal, too many home recorded tracks fail to reach their full potential due to a poorly recorded acoustic guitar track.   Kurt Cobain plays…


Want Better Mixes? Try These 5 Steps

**UPDATE: THE LIVE WEBINAR IS OVER BUT THE REPLAY IS AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 19TH. CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE REPLAY AND HIT THE “SAVE MY SEAT” BUTTON. Do you feel like your mixes don’t seem to compare to what you hear on the radio or your favorite streaming service no matter what you do?…


Are You Getting All Your Royalties?

Did you know that you get royalties on top of the sync fee when you license a song to TV & film? Yes? Ok. Did you know Performance Rights Organizations collect those royalties for you behind the scenes? Yeah? Well did you know what you should be doing to make sure they know where to…


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