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Simple Room Micing Trick

    There is simply no better way to add depth, space, and sometimes excitement to your drum sounds than using room mics. Can you say Led Zeppelin? However, I realize that not everyone has the space to really explore all the cool room mic possibilities. Yes, you could use reverb to simulate a room

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Behind the Scenes with Chad Smith

Yesterday we posted video of Chad & Kevin tracking “Eagle Eye”. Today we bring behind the scenes footage from the session. As far as sessions go it went pretty smooth. Working with professional musicians like Chad & Kevin make my job as an engineer pretty easy. Kevin and I had talked quite a bit in

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In Session w/Chad Smith!

Some sessions are fun…and then some sessions are FUN! Few drummers can lay down a groove like Chad Smith. Few bass players can lay down a groove like Kevin Chown. Together, they form an unstoppable rhythm section. For most musicians watching them work together would be the ultimate educational experience. They are not only masters

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Why It’s Important To Know Your Mics!

    When I start preparing for a session the first thing I do is talk with the artist and find out what they are looking for sonically. We’ll talk about their music, their influences, what albums they like and I’ll ask them for references of other artists that fit their music. I’ll also talk

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Live Streaming Master Class Performance!

We’ve been live streaming some great education Master Classes this month! Guitar improv, drum recording, blues guitar & bass, and we have much more coming up. Here’s a little excerpt from our live Blues Improv Master Class with Ernesto Homeyer and Jesse Stern. There is much more to come and we’re broadcasting every Wednesday at

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The Music Chamber: Sonja Midtune

We are extremely happy to announce that we have the first video from our new show “The Music Chamber” online! Last month we featured 3 amazing artist in a live, in-studio concert, that we streamed live to the entire world. Sonja Midtune, Dankrupt, and Statues of Cats. “The Music Chamber” concert series features in-studio performances

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Building A Drum Sound pt4!

    In our final installment of “Building A Drum Sound” I’m replacing the mono overhead with a stereo spaced pair. This isn’t your typical spaced pair however. I approach my overheads a little different than the norm. Actually I adapted this from a setup that I saw George Massneburg use. It’s not the same,

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Building A Drum Sound pt3!

    So far we’ve captured one heck of a sound with only 4 mics. It’s mono but it’s really good. It’s full, it’s big, it’s punchy. It totally works. For the record I love a mono drum sound. It’s tight, focused, and punchy. It also leaves a lot of room in the mix for

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