Sound Absorption Panels can make a huge difference in room sound. Here's a way to create your own Sound Panels easily and inexpensively without a lot of skill needed. Estimated cost per panel is around $30 and they are easy to put together. This video shows you how to do it all. read more
Is it possible to get perfect pitch WITHOUT sounding like Auto-Tune or Melodyne? Or even without USING Auto-Tune or Melodyne? Of course it is! It just takes longer to do it. That's why studio engineers use the plug-ins to "fix" stuff instead of having to do 45 takes...
So you don't have the dough to spend on a vocal booth or studio foam to treat your room? It will show in your vocals and other tracks where your using a Mic. Not to worry - you can make it a LOT better without spending money. This little tip is called the "Make a Free...
Want to find the best deals on EBAY for Studio Equipment? EBAY is the place you can find many great deals, if you watch closely. Here are some tips to find the best ones: 1) See What Price Equipment is Going for - To find out how much you're going to need to pay for...
So here it is...anyone wanting to create your own Home Studio for cheap, but thinking they can't afford to do it...this is your answer. This is the bare-bones Home Studio that anyone can put together and start recording like the Pro's. This list will get you started...
Ever had a time when you're sick and your voice does weird things that you can't do at other times? Well, take advantage of them. In this example I'm sick with a chest cold and have a deep voice I don't usually have. So to show you how to take advantage of that I do a quick video to spotlight it while I can. read more
Want to learn to play music by ear? This lesson will get you started. Begin training your ear and your brain to recognize the notes by following the steps in this series of videos. This teaching method will be invaluable for your musical ability. Reading music is great, but learning by ear gives you so much depth and musical ability. It's what separates the "Natural" musicians from the "book" musicians. read more
By request I’ve put together a quick tour of my home studio. The first video you can see how it’s laid out and what I use. The second video I share some ideas around how I came up with the wall decor and share some ideas on how you can make your studio look cool...
We've arrived at a world where you can get by without a professional drummer in the studio all the time. The sounds of drum plugins today are as good as most studios can produce themselves, and many times light-years better. Drum plugins are frequently the right answer for home studios. If the drum pattern fits what you're looking for, or if it's close, the drum plugin will save you hours and dollars. read more
Toontrack is a popular drum plugin for DAWs. It has VERY good sounds that would be difficult for anyone but the professional studios to match in quality. So smaller studios can really make their projects sound great without spending tons of time and money on drums and drummers. read more
Many have wondered, should I upgrade to Pro Tools 9? What does 9 give me that 7 and 8 don't have? Well here's a quick video review that covers some of the major functions that you get in PT9. read more
Learn how to choose the best possible arrangement for your desk, speakers, and other gear. The “location, location, location” cliché doesn’t just apply to the real estate market. It’s equally (if not more) applicable to the subject of loudspeakers and room acoustics. read more
The question of the day is, "is an iMac enough power for home studio recording?". Well, the answer depends. Many people have the idea they can pickup a used iMac off EBAY, buy Pro Tools 8 or 9, plug in some instruments and have a home studio ready to blast away. Here's the reality. read more
An Aux Track is a MUST with Pro Tools. If you're not using them, you're missing a ton. Here's some help in understanding them. read more
One of the most commonly used Plug-Ins, the right EQ makes a huge difference. Some videos here to help you understand how to get the most out of it. read more
There are multiple ways to get a good click track in Pro Tools. Here are some to help...
There is a science around how to "deaden" or "liven-up" your room, based on what happens to sound as it bounces around your studio. Today it has been made easier to deal with, thanks to companies like Auralex and their acoustic treatments. read more
Audio Suite is a set of plugins that are included in Pro Tools, and they act a little differently than the other plug-ins in some ways. Check it...
Free Pro Tools Training about using the compressor...
For you podcasters out there who want to find the best way to do a remote interview and record it on your podcast, this is for you. Rather than having them come to your place, this post will give you some tips on how to interview them over the phone and get the best results possible. read more
Lots of people want to get their own Podcast going. Having a successful podcast for 2 years now, I can tell you it can be a lot of fun. But it's only as good as the content you share within it. Podcasts are typically shorter in nature because you have very little time to capture the listener, and they MUST be filled with good content to keep them listening. read more
A commonly asked question or misunderstood subject is how to record "cover" songs (someone else's song) in your home music studio and sell them, or give them away (via CD, download or by other means). The reason this is such a popular question is apparent by looking at the exposure so many new artists are getting. Many times they are getting popular by doing a cover instead of their own song. read more
Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of one of the most challenging sound libraries ever, the Fart Expansion Pack for Steven Slate’s Trigger drum replacement plugin. read more
One thing that helped me when creating my home music studio was to look at a BUNCH of others to get ideas that I liked. The internet is a great place to do this, so do a Google or Bing image search on "music studios" and see what you can find. Here are a handful of them to get you thinking. read more
Wanna decorate your studio to look very "cool", but do it inexpensively. Well let me help you out! First - ask yourself, what do I want my "theme" to be in my studio? Then look around for whatever you have that matches your theme. read more
Think you need to spend a $Million to make a great sounding CD? Think again. You can get started in your own home music studio for less than $2,000 with the following: read more
I wonder if you've noticed something. It's the idea that we are becoming less tolerant of "imperfect" pitch. Remember when we listend to the likes of Styx, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, etc. and they sounded perfect to us? But NOW, have you noticed that when you listen to those songs now, you notice the imperfections in them more? read more
Most people don't really understand what is available for home studio recording musicians, and how powerful it is. Today you can create a CD in your home with little investment, put it on iTunes yourself and sell music to the world for very little money. Even 10 years ago I'd say most professional musicians would easily be able to identify a song created in a "home studio" compared to the "Pro" recorded songs. Now it's not that easy. read more