Not everyone is a perfectly trained musician and therein lies the point of this post. Use that to your advantage. I don’t always wanna hear the same guitar lick or drum fill over and over with robotic precision. I want you to press humanize. Do the wrong thing and do it well. Your quirks could be the mutation that leads to new sounds.
Maybe you already do or have read some books on audio production, but there are probably some more you haven’t read yet.
There is million places you can find info on the internet, but sometimes the best place to start is in a book. So take a break from the hectic world of your computer for a few minutes a night and absorb the tried and true method of information sharing.
Here are some to take a look at:
Mastering Audio, The Art & The Science by Bob Katz
Total recording by David Moulton
Mixing engineer’s handbook by Bobby Owinksy
The Daily Adventures of Mixerman
Mixing With Your Mind by Michael Stavrou
Sound Recording Handbook by John Woram
All You Need Is Ears by George Martin
The Microphone Handbook by John Eargle
Audio Cyclopedia by Howard Tremaine
The Sound Reinforcement Handbook by Gary Davis and Ralph Jones
This is what Joe talks about in this weeks episode
- using external hard drives
- creating instrumental music
- dealing with slower computers
- getting better at playing to a click
- acoustic treatment (how far to go)
- getting honest feedback on mixes
Thanks for the great recordings Bill.
What would we do without him? Probably live a life of luxury in the Bahamas. j/k.
Nice work Graham.
Im such a suck. xo
Yeah good old “you can’t polish a turd” stuff, and anti “we’ll fix it in the mix”
We do need a friendly reminder once in a while.