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Inside The Recording Studio
43 minutes | a day ago
Phase Cancellation Where Did It Go?
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.
39 minutes | 8 days ago
Role of a Producer vs Role of a Mix Engineer
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.
42 minutes | 15 days ago
What is this mysterious Gain Staging
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 discussed.
39 minutes | 22 days ago
Anatomy of a Synth
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.
51 minutes | a month ago
Delay Delay Delay
Chris and Jody take on the mighty world of the Delay. Giving a broad overview the history, types, and uses. Think of it as a gentle swim in the shallow end of the pool of getting to know how delay came about, where's it at, and whetting your appetite for future deep dives into specific delay units in the future. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.If you hang until the end you'll find out the Goldstar word for the week, and also be privy to the Friday Finds of the week.
38 minutes | a month ago
DI Bass Recording Practices
Chris and Jody tackle the concept of recording bass using Direct Input techniques. Generally reserved for electric bass, but can also be used for acoustic bass 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.
59 minutes | a month ago
Overview of Reverb
Space. Something that almost every recording needs. This episode is a grand overview of the one effect most people jump to as it's easy to hear what it does... Reverb. Chris and Jody talk about what kinds of reverb there are, and what they might use it for. Stay to the end to find out what Chris and Jody discovered this week to help you in the studio. And what is the Gold Star word this week. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Mix Templates & Why We Use Them
Chris and Jody explore why they use mix templates. What they put into them and why they create them. All in a day's work for why you should consider making them for yourself and put them to good use. It's also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
PulTec Deep Dive
Chris and Jody get into the nuts and bolts of the PulTec EQs. The history, the options, the use, and the revival. There's a lot to digest in this, strap in and get ready for a ride. Plus you'll find out what Chris and Jody found for this week's Friday Finds and if you're really paying attention, what the Gold Star word is this week. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Is Software Creating Lazy Engineers
Computers and software can help audio engineers do some wonderful things. But often when musicians are attempting to record themselves, or engineers are in a bind, they look for a magic plugin or app to do everything for them. Is this creating lazy engineers? Chris and Jody explore the realities of laziness due to software. Plus find out what they've picked for this week's Friday Find! Plus find out the word for this episode's Gold Star! It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Busses and Auxes In Your DAW
Like a guy yelling to young kids "Get off my lawn!", Chris and Jody tackle the similarities and differences of Busses and Auxes in modern DAWS. What exactly is a Buss? What exactly is an Aux? What do we use them for? Why would you use one over another? All the scintillating ideas about these mysterious items are found within this episode. Also, the latest Gold Star keyword is mentioned. For the truly brave listener there is also the Friday Finds for what will help your musical endeavors. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Gear Acquisition Syndrome
Chris and Jody tackle the concept of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.). How well do you know your gear? Do you have too much gear to be creative? Not have enough gear? There are a plethora of things to watch out for when you're starting out and even when you've been in the business for a while. Learn to curb your GAS.Stick around to the end and find out what Chris and Jody discovered for Friday Finds this week! Plus, what do you need to get a gold star? One way to find out.Oh and there might be some nonsense discussed.
63 minutes | 3 months ago
Emulation EQs and Digital EQs
Chris and Jody get into the truth about EQ emulations and Digital EQ. What are emulations? Who makes them? What are they doing? What do they use? Then they jump on the digital band wagon and discuss non-emulated EQs. Where do they get used? Do you need emulations? Which is better?What did Chris find this week? What did Jody find this week that will improve your mixing status? Listen in to the Friday Finds section and find out. Oh, and there's a nifty new thing if you listen to the very end.It's also not unlikely that some nonsense will be discussed.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
LA-2A Leveling Amplifier Deep Dive
In this episode, Chris and Jody take another deep dive into a classic piece of kit. This time, the LA-2A Leveling Amplifier. They take brief look at the history of the unit, it’s different versions, through software versions as well how they like to use it in their workflow and mixes. As always, there’s also some nonsense discussed.And if you’re keeping score at home, the Logic emulation is called ‘Vintage Opto’.Shoutout to: Slate, Warm Audio, Universal Audio, Teletronics, Waves, Brainworks, Native Instruments, T-Racks, Monty Python, Harem Scarem, Car horns, ML sound lab amp sims, Arizona - Problems, SpotifyGear We Used:Jody’s Mic & Voice Chain: Telefunken C12 - Apollo - UA Neve 1073 - UA LA2 - UA Studer A800Jody’s Channel Strip: iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise - iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick - UA Neve 1073 - UA LA2 - UA 1176EChris’ Mic & Voice Chain: Slate ML1 - Apogee Duet - iZotope RX 7 Voice DeNoise - Slate VMR (FG12 - FG76 - API EQ - SSL 4kE)Chris’ Channel Strip: Eventide Precision Time Align - iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise - iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick - UA Neve 1073 - UA LA2 - UA 1176EMaster: Soothe 2 - iZotope Ozone 9 Imager - iZotope Ozone 9 Maximize
53 minutes | 3 months ago
EQ Types and Terms
That ever mysterious staple to mixing, EQ. Chris and Jody discuss the most common types of EQ types and what they're generally used for when creating sounds, recording, and more. Should you be cutting? Should you be boosting? Or should there be some sort of combo between cuts and boosts? What is corrective EQ? Find all this out. It's also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed. We do give a little tribute to Eddie Van Halen in this episode as well.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Chris and Jody take on the world of mic models. What are they? How do the work? Should you use one? Why are they useful? Who makes them and what do they sound like. The put the icing on the cake we also unleash Chris and Jody's Friday Finds. What did they find this week that will help you in your recording/mixing/mastering endeavors? All this and so much more is happening right here right now. It's also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Chris Hellstrom's Biggest Recording Lesson Learned
Jody asks Chris to discuss the biggest lesson he's learned for recording in the DAW era. Chris reveals his workflow about not mixing and writing at the same time. Who did Chris learn it from? What is that process? Find out. It's also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
1176 Compressor Deep Dive
The 1176 is considered a classic in the audio world. What exactly is the 1176? What type of compressor is it? What kind of controls? Chris & Jody go thru the history of the 1176, various brands of it, hardware and software. It's also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Biggest Recording Lesson Jody Whitesides Has Learned
Chris asks Jody to discuss the biggest lesson he's learned for recording in the DAW era. Jody reveals his workflow and using using multiple DAW files in his process from tracking to mastering. Who did Jody learn it from? What are these files? Find out. It's also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Production of Spilt Milk by Jellyfish
We get into the recording and production of the album Spilt Milk by Jellyfish. From the musicians and producers involved to the various stages of the process of creating the song to the final recorded version. It's also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.
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