Drum Recording: What Your Performance Does To Your Drum Sound

Your performance affects the tone of your drums more than anything else. It also defines what the mixing engineer can actually do to your drum recording. In this video you'll hear some examples of "good" and "bad" playing, learn what the difference is and you will discover an easy method to find out whether you've got the balance right or not. Enjoy! 

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Top 10 DIY-Recording Mistakes

Not sure if your recordings are ready to be mixed? Are you thinking "man, I really hope I thought of everything" before sending them off? So many home recorders are insecure about their results, because, after all, nobody wants to feel embarrassed or get negative feedback from a professional. And after mixing hundreds of practice room or home studio recordings I can definitely say there are some common things people get wrong all the time when recording their own band, despite all the information out there. 

If you want to send your songs off with confidence and provide your mix engineer with tracks that are exceptionally great, avoid these mistakes:

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Q&A Session #2 – Guitar Recording

Questions Answered In This Video:

"My question is about the difference between the amazing tone I'm hearing directly from a great amp and the crap I'm hearing after I've put a microphone in front of it and recorded it. Why is that and what can I do about it?"

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Giveaway Vault

On this page we post all the links to the free giveaways we are running frequently. You can win all kinds of cool tools here that help you record your band. Just click the picture of the thing you want to win and enter the giveaway!

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Q&A Session #1

Topics Covered In This Video:

Computer specs & Settings, Latency, Buffer-Size, Bit Depth, Sample Rate, Silence Before/After Songs, Guitar Cables, Headroom, Editing/Cutting/Fades, Power Strips, Hum Issues

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The Biggest Problem With DIY-Recording (And What It Has To Do With Movie Directors)

The questions I get on the topic of DIY-Recording are fantastic and I'll absolutely answer them all, but there is one fundamental "problem":

People almost exclusively ask technical questions. And I totally get it. We all wanna know... 

  • ...how the gear works
  • ...how to set everything up 
  • ...the secrets to dialing in a great tone 
  • ...how to avoid technical issues like hum, latency and running out of CPU power

etc...

But the truth is, this is the easy part. This can all be learned quickly and I'll show you how to do it, of course. But please don't start with that. Not before you've read this post.

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