Making Sure You’re Getting Your Inspiration Nourished Properly - By Jesse Cannon

Making Sure You’re Getting Your Inspiration Nourished Properly

Making Sure You’re Getting Your Inspiration Nourished Properly – By Jesse Cannon While I recognize I am about to talk about nutrition to a bunch of energy drink swilling, Taco­Bell ingesting people whose idea of exercise is cranking a snare drum to tune it, understanding how to nurture your mind to make great music is crucial to making great records. There’s a …

EP19 | MixCritMonday Guitar Edition

EP19 | MixCritMonday Guitar Edition

Welcome to MixCritMonday, the show where we critique YOUR mixes. This month we discuss common pitfalls in guitar production and mixing. “Pay attention to what you think you’re hearing versus what you are actually hearing.” – Eyal Levi WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Cutting out harshness without dulling the guitars Where to locate harshness in guitars How much distortion is TOO much distortion …

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals

Death To Sibilance: A Simple Guide To De-essing Vocals – By Thomas Brett Over-sibilance is a problem with most recorded vocal tracks. Sibilance is the common name for some of the harsh sounds in the human voice such as “s,t,ch,th”. If not dealt with correctly, these sounds will cut through a mix in a very painful way. In other words, they …

5 Reasons You Suck As A Producer By Joey Sturgis

5 Reasons You Suck As A Producer

5 Reasons You Suck As A Producer – By Joey Sturgis Have you ever stopped and wondered why getting clients is so hard? What about getting bands to keep working with you for consecutive albums, or even consecutive songs? Unfortunately, the root of your problems might be you…  Luckily, it’s not too late to fix that. Stop shooting yourself in the foot! Here …

EP18 | Kurt Ballou

EP18 | Kurt Ballou

Kurt Ballou is known for having one of the rawest most brutal signature production styles. His records burst with pummeling grit, yet they’re always punchy and huge. We sat down and discussed the method behind his sonic madness with a focus on guitar tone, as well as how he built and maintained his career. One of the most prolific producers …