I grew up an instrumentalist. For me, that was enough… then I realized that the only way to truly succeed in “the biz” was to become a songwriter. Luckily, I’ve dabbled in songwriting since I was a young lad. :) I’m still learning but it has been an extremely rewarding journey. Here’s a great article on my favorite songwriting approach… co-writing. ...
I’m not sure what’s been going on, but the links I’ve been posting have not been showing up. Hopefully this will be different. Reverbs are a tough game. Very difficult to get right. Things that sound dry in a recording are not necessarily completely dry. Perhaps verbs have been used in a way to give thickness but not add a reverberated sound. These psycho-acoustical...
EQ... pre or post compression
When engineers get together we talk about silly recording stuff. It’s goofy and silly and if I pretend I’m listening in on the conversation rather than participating in it, I find myself laughing hysterically at how much of a total dork I am. But, that’s what happens when you love what you do… you don’t care how much of a dork you are. In fact, being a dork about...
When recording instruments where there could be a lot of click bleed from the headphones (vocals, acoustic guitar) use the “PCM” sound for the click track. Something about the frequency of the click doesn’t bleed through the cans too much :)