Producer Jacob Hansen and the members of Dyscarnate join us to discuss how to optimize a DIY production. If done properly, even a low budget production can be turned into gold in the hands of the right mixer.
When Jacob Hansen handled the mixing for With All Their Might, he was given a bare bones, but properly done DIY production. The band gave him everything he needed to be able to turn it into a crushing mix. In this episode we discuss what is important and what isn’t important when your recording situation isn’t ideal. It’s true that nothing beats a great band in a great room with great gear and a great producer, but that’s just not reality for most bands and it’s important to know how to make the best out of any recording situation you find yourself in
ON THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
3:01 – Mixing tracks that were recorded in a less than ideal situation
4:52 – How Jacob hooked up with Dyscarnate
7:44 – How to communicate your goals with the mixer
10:21 – What aspects of recording require professional help
11:40 – What Jacob needs when a client doesn’t have much of a studio to work with and how to get the files to him so he can do his best work
16:49 – How often you should change strings on bass
19:38 – Simple things that bands can do when they don’t have a big recording budget
20:33 – How to record vocals without a fancy booth
24:41 – How Dyscarnate edited their vocals
27:54 – Bass tuning and tone
31:57 – Finding experts in your local area
35:53 – Areas of focus for optimal guitar tone
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