music production

My Top 5 Online Audio Resources

My Top 5 Online Audio Resources

It seems now that if you have an internet connection you can learn anything. Basketweaving, fencing, proper haiku recitation. You name it, someone probably has a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching it.

Although I'm all for everyone being able to share their approach to making music, there's a ton of content to sift through.

New Blog Series: Monday Mastering Challenge

New Blog Series: Monday Mastering Challenge

It's time to shake things up a bit in the mastering world.

Over the next (at least) 10 weeks, I will be taking on a weekly challenge while mastering a track.

I will be purposely making myself have to do without some tools, use crazy processing, or be under time constraints and see if I can still come out with a great sounding master.

Sounds crazy? Find out next Monday.

What Is A "Sonic Signature"?

What Is A "Sonic Signature"?

"How did they get that sound?"

An age old question often asked. It's why guitarists obsess over the picks The Edge uses, why mixers hang on Bob Clearmountain's and Chris Lord-Alge's every word, and why there are hundreds of YouTube videos out there showing you how to nail some dubstep "wub wub" bass.

We hear something we love, then we want to know how to get there. Oftentimes there's no easy answer.

Stop Destroying Your Plugins

Stop Destroying Your Plugins

Have you ever wondered why most pieces of older analog audio gear have input metering on the front? It's because they were meant to receive an optimum amount of voltage (or level) from their audio source.