Saturday, July 30, 2016

Using DI's Creatively

When recording an acoustic guitar especially, the DI (direct input) source is generally frowned upon. Although it is true that the sound quality is not conducive to every mix, it may be useful in some. In this 5S video, I show a way to use the DI source in both acoustic and electric guitars to add depth and character.

*For a FREE printable info graphic that will give you a clear step by step process to achieve a better mix click here:

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Interview with Maor Appelbaum

On today's podcast, Mastering Engineer Maor Appelbaum gives some great insight into the mastering process from a Mastering Engineers point of view. His discography is huge and his knowledge about this topic is only preceded by his humbleness. There were several questions that were curated from podcast listeners, Facebook, and from my email subscribers, that we go in depth on.

Questions such as:
What is the main purpose of Mastering?

What are some common misconceptions of Mastering?

What does a Mastering Engineer “hone in” on when receiving a mix?

What are the major differences between a professional mix and an amateur mix?
(The answer will amaze you!)

What can we as home studio owners do to provide better source material for Mastering?

And of course, every interview has to have this two part question...
What is your favorite color? What does it smell like?

A big thank you to Maor for taking time out of his day to come on the show! You can reach him here:

Maor on Facebook