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Building a Home Recording Studio for under $1000

So you've decided to start recording at home and want to build your own studio? You'll discover quickly that there are a plethora of options that span quality and price for every aspect of your new studio. If you're reading this article, chances are you're on a budget and can't afford to drop $100,000+ on treating your room and purchasing the top of the line professional studio gear. The good news is that all of that stuff wouldn't really do you any good anyways unless you really know your way a...

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5 Tips for Cleaning Up Boomy Sounding Mixes

One of the most common struggles for home producers is getting your mix to sound clear instead of having a lot of "boomy" low end. This is usually due to poor monitoring and/or an untreated room, but can leave you feeling like you don't have the chops to get a great sounding recording from your home studio. There's a lot to be said for having a well treated room, great monitors and a subwoofer, but that can get really expensive. The good news is there are a few things you can do to clean up your...

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Choosing a Vocal Mic for your Home Studio

Choosing the right microphone for your home studio can be a daunting task - especially when you're on a budget. Should you buy a condensor or a dynamic? What brand? What model? Ultimately the goal is to get the best vocal sound you can in the space you have, so depending on your room treatment (if any), the style of  music you record and the sound you're going for, your choice will be unique to your needs. No matter what kind of mic is your favorite, you're bound to have situations where a ...

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Reference : Identifying Frequencies In Your Recording

Identifying the proper frequencies of the instruments in your mix can help you create more width and clarity in your final mixdown. Unfortunately, finding the pesky frequncies that make you cringe can be somewhat of a guessing game if you don't have the frequency ranges of all of your instruments memorized. So we've put together a reference guide you can use when mixing to help you get the best sound out of each and every one of your mixes. Although every recording will be different dependi...

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How To Prepare Tracks for Mastering

So you've spent a ton of time writing and recording a song and you love how it sounds. There's just one final step standing in between the recording in a folder on your computer and sharing your music with the world - mastering. In order to ensure the best possible sound from your final master, it's important that you submit tracks for mastering that have the right levels and, above all, a great mix. Here are a few tips to help you get the best possible mix to submit for mastering.   The ...

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