Category: Learn

Do I need a console for my home studio ?

We have all seen pictures of high-end recording studios, past or present. They all have one thing in common: the largest possible recording/mixing console sitting dead center. I grant you: recording consoles are as sexy as sexy gets in terms of pro audio gear (sorry, ladies…). It ain’t hard to fantasize on the SSLs, Neves and…


Songwriting – Back to basics

As a songwriter of the 21st century, armed with an advanced home studio and a “geek of sound” attitude, I have had a tendency to produce elaborate, complex but ultimately emotionless pieces of music. If you suffer from similar ailment, going back to basics can help… Why music? Despite my years of practice, this was not entirely…


is Reel to Reel back ?

Along with the craze for analog summing, it seems we are seeing the comeback of reel to reel. Now, except if you are more than half a century old, it is not likely that you have ever put your hands on one of these machines. So here is some information you might find useful on…


Logic Pro levels and meters

Wow, here is a great tutorial to understand sound levels and their metering within Logic Pro. Enjoy!


Analog summing – part 1

You may have heard… There is an industry debate over which is better sounding: A mix produced with mathematic precision inside your DAW… a process known as “ITB”, for “in the box” A mix produced by the good old transistor/tube/mojo assisted wire summing of an analog console, and more specifically by a summing mixer… a…


Understanding patchbays

Here is a very well produced and informative video on patchbays, provided by Project Studio Handbook. If you find it useful, you will want to check out the other tutorials video this generous site provides home studio owners… Enjoy!