Music Production, Recording & Mixing


Spaceman – Constants and Variables

Spaceman by Constants and Variables FREE Mix Winner #6 Band Info – Constants and Variables:  We are just a three piece instrumental band hailing from the deep tundras of Mpls, MN. We don’t like to put restraints on our music, we want to play every style and try to do

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And There You Are – McRee

The Neve Console

And There You Are by McRee FREE Mix Winner #5 Artist Bio – Michael Clay – writer/bandleader McRee:  I am a classical pianist and composer which is most of my output. I’ve played with some prestigious orchestras, chamber groups around the US and Europe. For money I write media, television

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She Don’t Love Me – Backbeat Underground

She Don’t Love Me by Backbeat Underground Free Mix Winner #4 I actually did this mix for one of the band members of Backbeat Underground in June of 2017, but then I got super busy (do we detect a pattern here?) and didn’t have time to post this until early

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The Mixing of Quiet Scream – Part 1 – Track Layout and Groups

The Mixing of Quiet Scream – Part 1 – Track Layout and Groups This is the not so glamorous, but very important part of mixing. Getting your tracks organized, and setting up your groups/busses, and folders. Part 1 in a series of mixing the song “Quiet Scream” from the Conversation

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How to use Delays instead of Reverb when mixing Vocals

This video shows just one way that you can use a couple of delays, instead of reverb, for the main vocal effects when mixing. For this song, I used a short diffuse delay to create a subtle ambient effect throughout the song. Then I used a longer echo that is

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How To Record Acoustic Guitar – 4 popular techniques compared

Larry Murante recording acoustic guitars at DBAR Productions

How To Record Acoustic Guitar A quick comparison of 4 popular acoustic guitar recording techniques The purpose of this video is to let you compare the sound of different recording techniques for the acoustic guitar. All of the techniques were recorded in one performance pass, so the performance is the

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The Best of Everything!

Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky, but I joined a few FB groups a while back, thinking that maybe I can share some of my knowledge with young aspiring producers/engineers. Unfortunately, it seems that a large number of questions asked by “newbies” is “What’s the best _____?”. Here are

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Copyright and Recording Equipment

How should I go about getting my music copyrighted as a musician and producer? And also whats the best equipment to use for recording? Out of these two questions, copyright info is the easiest to answer, so I’ll address that first. I’m not a lawyer, so I strongly recommend getting

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Older computer and microphone

Hi! I have two questions. Firstly, do you think that an older iMac (mid-2011) with RAM upgraded to 20GB would have sufficient capability to run music recording and processing software? Sorry, I have the software, but not the time to learn and put it through its paces and really test

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Holding On – Antony Alexander

FREE Mix Winner #3 Holding On by Antony Alexander I got super busy, and didn’t do any free mixes for a while, and then this song came along and sparked my interest. I thought this would be a fun project to try, as it’s very rare that I get a

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