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Spring cleaning… part 2

In my previous post, I spoke of my purchase of a sad looking Yamaha MQ-1602. This week-end, I put my cleaning advice to the test and moved forward on the cleaning of this vintage, dusty console. For a reminder, here is its “pre-cleaning state”: Here is further proof (quicktime video) of its need for a…


Building a drum platform

Recently, I purchased and read The Bruce Swedien Recording Method, a book and DVD set about the legendary recording engineer Bruce Swedien (Michael Jackson’s Triller is in his resume). Although the book is not a must-have, there are a number of important take aways in it: Educate your ears… by listening to live classical /…


Making an inexpensive iso-booth

When recording vocals, it can desirable to get a dry take (without room reverberation)… And it is always important to have no leakage on the track, whether it be from passing cars or other instruments when tracking with a live with a band. The portable option To address the reverberation aspect, manufacturers have lately come…


Make your own gear

Recording gear can be expensive. This is news to no one 🙁 If this is a concern to you, there are ways to minimize cost… And beyond savings,  to take ownership of your gear in an entire new way: make it. Here are 4 step program for doing just that. Step 1 – Solder your…