Saturday, May 20, 2017

Noisy Recordings?

Here are some actions to take in order to eliminate microphone/instrument noise. Make sure that your not clipping your audio signal as its being recorded. You should be recording not louder than -6dbs in your sessions. In the old days, driving the gear to get saturation was awesome, now... not so much. In a digital realm it only causes crackle and pops that cant be fixed.
 
Next thing is to test each mic by itself, do some test recording and narrow it down to it only being one mic, or if they all have the same problem, it may be something else. Check your cables, if you hear a particular noise while setting up or recording, shake a few cables around and see if it goes away. If so, it could just be a faulty cable.

Now, I personally own a Lenovo with Windows 10 and it has not caused me any grief unless I don't update it regularly. Make sure you're all up to date, and make sure to update your audio drivers.
 
So, if you are having audio issues with noise, try these things out.

Test each cable out.
Test each mic/instrument by itself.
Make sure your gain is set very modestly so that your meters don't ever touch the top or go into the red area.

For audio drivers:
- Go to Device Manager and uninstall the sound driver.
- Once uninstalled, reboot your PC and it should reinstall the driver automatically.
- If it will not install, download and install the latest driver from the manufacturer site of the motherboard.
- Reboot your PC again after installing the latest driver then test it again.

Let me know if any of these help!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Vocal Immersion with Reverb

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Interview with Joe Gilder



HSS Episode 039-Interview with Joe Gilder


Today we interview Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner! Joe has been another one of my long distance mentors and has helped thousands within the space of a Home Studio make better sounding music. We talk some methods, get philosophical, and even talk a little business as well.

 

Here are some links to find Joe:

Website: http://www.homestudiocorner.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/joegildermusic/

Podcast: http://www.homestudiocorner.com/category/podcast/

The Simply Recording Podcast: http://simplyrecordingpodcast.com/

Music: http://www.nimbitmusic.com/joegildermusic

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HomeStudioCorner

Twitter: @joegildermusic

 

Here are some more links to find me:

The YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/homestudiosimplified

Show some love, win some gear: https://www.patreon.com/homestudiosimplified

My Music/Portfolio: https://www.reverbnation.com/1sounddoctrine

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/homestudiosimplified/


Check out this episode!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Never Fades or Fails

Lyrics:
Let the blood that was shed, from Calvary, be not in vain
Let the crimson stained grace, that flows from that place, be not in vain

There's a blood that never fades or fails,
Yet ever flows and still prevails,
To cover our sin, to bring us again,
Into the place that I know I need to be,
A place of sweet serenity,
Where there in Your arms I am safe from all harm

There is One that I know, He's the only One who can save your soul,
There is One that I know, He's the only One who can make you whole,
He'll never let you go