[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 reducing¬†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 […]

[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 […]

[Video] Arrangement Tip: Change things up

Hey there! Got a new video for you today. This video contains a tip for how to keep your listener’s attention through the entire song, and lead them through the musical journey. The tip? Change things up. Watch the video to learn more. What do you think? Do you have ways that you like to […]

Annoying Technical Issues And How To Fix Them

Have you ever had “clicks” and “pops” in your recordings or mixes? Have you ever had a dialog box pop up and tell you that the system got overloaded and had to stop? Or that your hard drive was too slow? It really sucks. Especially when it distracts you from making music. No one wants […]