49 Episodes Refresh
Mar 05, 2021
Does The Daw Really MatterMarch 05, 2021
Chris and Jody jump on the topic of which DAW should you use. Dealing with the question of does it really matter. We chat up workflow, GUIs, and platforms. Additionally there's talk of do DAWs actually sound different. Should you choose a DAW because of your friends? It's all in here. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.
Feb 26, 2021
Busting Some Common Recording MythsFebruary 26, 2021
Chris and Jody tackle several common recording myths. Common whataboutisms of recording get exposed. Do you need great gear? What about amplifiers and EQs? Oh and those pesky sample rates, should I always be using the highest available one?!? Plus you might hear about Audiothing, Spotify, CJ Vanston, Jeff Scott Soto, Eric Valentine, Dave Pensado, and Sir George Martin. It's also not unlikely that some nonsense will be discussed. To top it off, what are this week's Friday Finds. It's all in...
Feb 19, 2021
Giant Background Vocal ProductionFebruary 19, 2021
Chris and Jody dive into the world of big, giant, background vocal production. What types of background vocals there are, the kinds of genres they work in. Along with some examples of producers and bands that used them. What is more important: timing, rhythm or pitch? How to deal with tons of background vocals, what kinds of effects, etc... It's all in here. Plus find out what Chris and Jody found this week to improve your recording/mixing chops. It's also not unlikely that there will be some...
Feb 12, 2021
Sample Rates A Mini DiveFebruary 12, 2021
Chris and Jody do a mini dive into the world of sample rates and what they mean. What exactly is a sample rate? Why we choose certain sample rates. Should you upsample after recording at a lower sample rate? A short history of how digital gear got better with sample rates over time. How did "they" arrive at their sample rates initially. Drawbacks of higher sample rates are discussed. Plus the ONE thing you shouldn't do when recording in relation to sample rates. It's all in here. It's also...
Feb 05, 2021
DI Guitar Recording PracticesFebruary 05, 2021
Chris and Jody tackle the concept of recording Guitar using Direct Input techniques. Generally reserved for electric guitar, but can also be used for acoustic guitar if it’s equipped with pickups. They talk about the different methods of DI that you can use. Plus the how’s and why’s of doing DI type recording. It’s also not unlikely that some nonsense will be discussed.Shoutout to: StudioDevil, Redwirez, CJ Vanston
Jan 29, 2021
Grand Overview of CompressionJanuary 29, 2021
Ah, compression. That lovely, magical, mystical thing that supposedly can fix things in the mix. Chris and Jody tackle what is compression. What are the common components and what do they do to the sound. That is the 1000 foot aerial view of compression and the backbone of this particular episode. Also, Friday Finds is here. What did Chris and Jody discover this week? Will they be the same thing? One way to find out... Download and listen!It's also not unlikely that there will be some...
Jan 22, 2021
Phase Cancellation Where Did It Go?January 22, 2021
Chris and Jody take on the concept of Phase Cancellation. What exactly is it? What does it do to the sound of an instrument when you're micing it? How does it get in the way of a mix? Does it get in the way of a mix? You don't want to miss this one. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.
Jan 15, 2021
Roll of a Producer vs Roll of a Mix EngineerJanuary 15, 2021
This week Chris & Jody tackle the definition of what a Producer actual does and what a Mix engineer actually does. Going thru the "old school" means they were defined by. Of course we have the all important Friday Finds and there's some real good ones this week. A big thank you for the listener who sent us a request to define these rolls in the world of music recording. It is also not unlikely that some nonsense will be discussed.
Jan 08, 2021
What is this mysterious Gain StagingJanuary 08, 2021
Chris and Jody tackle the concept of Gain Staging. What does it mean? Why should we care? What does it come from? How does it relate to recording and mixing? These are all things to think about. Plus find out where Jody had a gain staging "revelation." Find out the Gold Star word of the week. What new music related products we found this week in the Friday Finds and what will the next Tuesday Tip be? One way to know - tune in. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense...
Jan 01, 2021
Anatomy of a SynthJanuary 01, 2021
Chris and Jody ring in 2021 with talking about the elements that make up the anatomy of a synth. The pieces parts so to speak from a signal flow concept. Think of it as an overview of the beginning to understanding synthesis. They also kick off the year with their first Friday Find - what will it be? Plus learn what this week's Goldstar word is - will you win? It is also not unlikely that some nonsense will be discuss as well.