I spoke with Ben Bram (Pentatonix, Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off) recently and learned some things about his journey and story that I think are very valuable lessons. You don't [...]
A common question I hear often: What are the standard practices for panning? Listen in to hear my answer.
A common question: Which digital audio workstation (DAW) should I use and why? I have two answers: one for those of you who record casually/once in awhile and one for [...]
A common mistake made by DIY engineers is they forget to fade their edit points in a file. I'll show you how to fade the edges of your recordings for [...]
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software: This is the software that actually allows your computer to record your singers, use a guide track, set up a tempo map, etc. All things [...]
If you are reading this blog, you are interested in growth . . . of your knowledge, your talent, your ability, your skills, your business, etc. All too often these [...]
A common question: Why do we use compression? Compression seems to be this mysterious thing that people have a hard time working with or maybe they're afraid of or they [...]
We left off last time with what you need in a computer and digital interface. Let's talk about microphones and headphones. Microphones You can accomplish 99.9% of the recording you'll [...]
A common question: How do we make our vocal percussion beatboxer sound like Kevin from Pentatonix? If you aren't Kevin, here are a few tips.
I love this quote. It sums up why it is so important to have a coach or mentor. Or why it's important to bring in a qualified professional to do [...]
In design, there's a concept known as "less is more." Basically, minimalism. It's defined by Google as: "That which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than [...]
Today I want to talk about the benefits of recording individually or in pairs -- multi-track recording.