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The Music Chamber Toys For Tots Benefit 2016

Ultimate Studios, Inc hosted the annual Music Chamber Toys For Tots benefit concert on December 8. We had a packed house and a great broadcast! This year’s artists were Cage 9, Robbery Inc., and Little Empire. 3 amazing sets of music with a wonderful, and very lively audience! There is still a little time left

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Great Gear Under $400 PT1: Mics & Drums

    The size of the price tag is not necessarily the way to judge how good a piece of gear will sound. Or if it will do what you actually need it to do. I pick gear with only 1 thing in mind….. ‘Will this piece of gear do the job I need it

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Make Your Kick Drum Thump!

    It’s time to talk about your bottom….bottom end that is! The kick and snare sound you record can really define your overall drum sound and getting it right is super important. Not just recording the kick but actually getting a sound that works for the song. To do that we need to have

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Recording Overheads PT3: X/Y

Up to this point we’ve talked a lot about recording with a mono overhead. In PT3 I want to step into the early 1930’s with a stereo pair of overheads! (here’s a cool link about Alan Blumlein. The man that invented stereo) I’m starting out with a very popular coincident micing technique called X/Y. X/Y

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Recording Overheads PT2: Different Mic Types

In PT1 of Recording Overheads I talked about using a single, mono, mic to record a great overhead sound. In PT2 I want to demonstrate how you can use different mic types to capture just the sound your music needs. I picked 3 mics; a large diaphragm condenser (AT4047), small diaphragm condenser (AKG451b), and a

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Recording Overheads PT1: Mono

If you’ve followed my recording videos then you know I’m a HUGE proponent of using overhead mics to capture the majority (or at least a large part) of your drum sound. I talk about it all the time…..and now I’m going to talk about it more! 🙂 Over the next couple of weeks I will

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Recording the Perfect Track w/Tim Pedersen

    A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of Tim Pedersen joining me on the Recording Ninja Workshop Live Broadcast. Tim has been one of my musical mentors since I moved to LA. Recently I had the opportunity to work with him on mixing and a little re-recording on an EP for

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In Session: Good Vibes with Dankrupt

The good vibes and killer grooves of Dankrupt once again invaded the studio. Joined by drummer RJ Shankle and Producer Sean Gould, the band recorded drums for their upcoming EP. Even though we were only tracking drums the whole band played together in the live room. This is such a wonderful way to make music.

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