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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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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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4 Ever Wondered How To Actually Record DI Tracks?

If you record a guitar or bass, I recommend you record a DI track AND a microphone track. I’ve explained the reason for this in one of my Instagram-TV videos (watch the video here). And in this post, you will learn how to actually record DI tracks properly!

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