Category: How To

Dave Grohl: The Ideal Music Teacher

  So, I recently was on a Dave Grohl/Nirvana itch on the ol’ Youtubes and came across these gems. He explains how he learned drums/guitar and how to write a hit song. Of course, he includes his awesome humor and humility, but these videos struck a chord with me (no pun intended) and here’s why. First, a […]

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How to Coil Your Cables, All Proper-like.

Hello, Came across this little video via Bobby Owsinksi’s blog. For many, many years I was coiling my cables the wrong way and suffering for it every time I went to uncoil them and use them. You see, if done properly you can uncoil your cables  and have no tangles, snags, etc. This is not […]

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Acoustic Treatment In A Box??

Hello, I recently took the plunge and bought IK Multimedia’s ARC 2 System for my project studio. What exactly is this, you ask? Well, allow me to explain. ARC stands for Advanced Room Correction and a while back I wrote a post where I touched a bit on it while discussing room treatment for my […]

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Noise Reduction Fun

Hello, I’ve been fortunate enough to acquire some mixing projects from a Southern California marketing company in the past few months or so. It’s been quite a learning experience in many ways, but I couldn’t ask for a better client to drop in my lap. Essentially, they make vignettes (marketing videos) for local companies. They […]

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DIY Vocal Booth

I’ve always heard and read about making a vocal booth out of moving blankets as an inexpensive and nonintrusive alternative to the real thing. I was skeptical, but there was one word that persuaded me to pursue it: inexpensive. Hmmm. Intriguing. Granted, I would prefer to have a permanent, professionally-made vocal booth…. heck, I’d prefer […]

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