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…


Analog summing – Part 2

In our first article on analog summing, we gave you a quick explanation of what summing is and an example of the difference between analog and digital summing. Even if you liked the sound of analog summing, it may not make economical sense for you to gear-up for it. The investment can take you into the…


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!