That time I lost my hearing

That time I lost my hearing

First off, let me stress two things: 1, everyone involved in music, music production, recording, theater, etc should get their hearing checked regularly. 2, wear earplugs any time you’re around loud stuff. Your life depends on it. Take a second before reading...
Lesson learned.  A highpass story

Lesson learned. A highpass story

A very typical nugget of audio wisdom is to use those highpass filters. Use ’em everywhere! It’s even number one on my list of “3 simple tricks to a better mix” blog. But, like most things, it doesn’t come for free. Let’s get (semi) technical....
Deadlines.  The good, the bad, and the clock

Deadlines. The good, the bad, and the clock

Well, well, well. Here it is, a month before I leave on tour for 4 weeks, and I’ve got 3 new projects in the chute, ready to start pre-production. I try my best to keep everything in order and on track, but open-ended “yeah, we’ll get there when I get...
Keeping the computer out of your way

Keeping the computer out of your way

I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone uses a computer in some way these days to produce music.  And 100% of music touches a computer at some point or another for distribution and download.  Lots of material today is in the computer from the moment the first...
Make a Good Mix Even Better in 3 Simple Steps

Make a Good Mix Even Better in 3 Simple Steps

1. Highpass everything!  Low end is your enemy!  Well, not really, I love a mix with massive low end, but true, subsonic content has very limited benefit. We’re talking 40Hz and below. Most recordings out there have little or no content that low, and it’s just not...