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Dorm Room Recording

Posted in Newbies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2007 by Chris Bracco

If you’re a college student living in the dorms or an off-campus apartment, and you are unable to rent some space, there actually are ways to make your dorm room or apartment a legit place to record music. Having a low budget also comes with the territory of being a college student, and this interesting read I found keeps all of these factors in mind:

http://homerecording.about.com/od/homestudiobasics/bb/Dorm_Studio.htm

quotemark.gifFear not! It’s never been a better time to set up a home studio; technology is growing fast, and the gap between expensive and inexpensive gear — both financial and quality-wise — is getting smaller every day.

So if you’re a college musician just startin’ out, and looking for a way to record your music with decent quality, definitely check out this article.

_chris

The Quick Mix

Posted in Mixing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2007 by Chris Bracco

I thought this would be an excellent article to kick off the blog.

http://www.homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=51645

Creating a “quick mix” is a very helpful thing to do before even thinking about the final mix. Nice balance between the instruments and the vocals, and some EQ, compression and reverb if necessary. This is a great way to come up with something to show your client as a preview. Also, if you’ve already starting working on the final mix, but something just isn’t right, this method serves as an excellent start-over approach.

quotemark.gifIt wasn’t what I’d call a finished mix, but it was decent and provided me with a model to listen to as I got familiar with the sound of the tracks. It’s a valuable to skill to have, especially when you don’t have time for diving into a complete mix—those times when you want something to hear in the car or a demo to give to a client for review, etc.
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enjoy.

_chris