Indie Artist Lounge Update

Hey there! Alex here. Just wanted to give a quick update on where things are at with Indie Artist Lounge. You may have noticed that Indie Artist Lounge has fallen pretty quiet lately. I mostly just wanted to check in, let you know that I’m ok, and give you a bit of an idea of […]

[Video] Simple Workflow for Editing Vocals in Melodyne

Tuning vocals is a bit of a controversial subject. Some consider it cheating. Others use it heavily as a stylistic preference. I tend to sit somewhere in the middle, using it to enhance my vocal recordings without overdoing it. In today’s video, I will show you my workflow for tuning vocals in Melodyne. My method […]

[Video] Overlapping Vocals

Overlapping vocals is a great way to add some interest to your recordings and productions. It’s easy to do, and can work really well in some situations. Check out how to do it in today’s video. What do you think? Ever used this technique on your recordings? How did it go? Leave a comment!

[Video] Two Mic Placements for a Single Instrument

Sometimes when recording, you need to record one instrument in different ways. Depending on how you play the instrument in various sections of the song, different mic placements may actually work better for the different sections. Check out today’s video for an example of where I used two mic placements for a single instrument on […]

[Video] Using Your Voice as a Background Instrument

Background vocals are great for harmonies. But you can also use your voice as a background instrument to just add a bit of texture to your productions. This is what I call “Background Vocals”, or BGV’s. It’s where you basically sing an instrumental part with your voice. See an example in today’s video. Ever used […]

Mic Placement Trick for Recording Scratch Tracks

Today, I want to share with you a very useful and strategic mic placement technique. It’s a technique that you can use for recording scratch tracks while reducingĀ bleed between the instrument and the vocal. It’s also useful for live recordings of a guitar/vocal or piano/vocal performance. This technique is particularly helpful for scratch tracks. I’ve […]

10 EQ Moves For Your Next Mix

It’s no secret that EQ is one of the most useful plugins you can have in your mix. The problem I find is that it can be really hard to know where to start. I might know that there’s a problem with a track, and I know that I could fix it with EQ, but […]

[Video] Why I Only Record Three Takes

One of the great things about modern DAWs is their ability to effortlessly record and comp multiple takes of audio. But sometimes we can go too far. Too many takes can actually do more harm than good to your audio. Check out this video to see why I only do 3 takes, and why it […]