EP182 | John Douglass

EP182 | John Douglass

John Douglass returns to the show to discuss how to make yourself an invaluable engineer, communicating with artists, and tips for dealing with Pro Tools.

John always has amazing knowledge to drop, and this talk is no different. He’s really carving out a spot for himself in the industry, and his insight is invaluable for anyone looking to find their own niche.

Guerrilla recording should be something on people’s minds, because it’s not that hard of a task. You don’t have to have an amazing control room. Just go record.” – John Douglass


2:57 Making your room look professional
5:00 Introverts and putting yourself out there for success
17:00 Putting in the work and surround yourself with people who are in the business
30:00 Drum and vocal editing as priorities, PT and vocal editing Fast Tracks
33:55 Communicating with performers effectively
38:16 Good starting points for being an effective drum engineer
50:00 Using Nail The Mix raw tracks as quality reference for your own engineering
59:00 Listening to only frequency band at a time for referencing, MasterCheck
1:08:00 Building a vocabulary of techniques from NTM/Fast Track/podcast
1:13:00 John’s experiences with major label artists/celebrities vs other projects
1:17:00 Recent Pro Tools improvements and Evertune
1:32:00 Speeding up editing and not over-editing

And much, much more

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