Slap, Punch, Transients, Compressors, Oh my!
Having issues getting your mix punchy? You probably aren’t setting the attack time right. This article covers exactly that, with a really clear explanation of how to do it, and some video examples.
Limiters, Compressors and Walking Dogs
We are talking about compressors for the next few weeks. It all starts with understanding the differences between Compressing and Limiting. Not as it is described in text books, but as it occurs in the studio.
Working Studio: block capitals, neat handwriting, Sharpies
You should get in the habit of labeling everything with a piece of Artists Tape and writing in block capital letters with a Sharpie. It will make your sessions run faster and cut down on the amount of time wasting (and session destroying) mistakes.
Drums, Limiters, Gates, Hugh, Pete and Phil, etc.
Drum bus compressors have become a big deal. What follows are some ideas, some things to try, and some history to know about drum bus compression.
The Book that Changed my Life
Books can change your life if you read the right ones. Home Recording for Musicians changed Luke's life in the late 1970's.
Eddie Kramer's Drum Sound Secret
Engineering God Eddie Kramer is in the studio down the hall, but he won't let anyone see his drum mic set-up. What's an up and coming engineer to do? Sneak in, of course!
How the Pawn Shop Comp Came to Be
People love the Pawn Shop Comp, and they keep asking Dan, "How did you ever come up with this thing??" Read about the Pawn Shop Comp's labor and eventual birth!