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Coloring Tracks In Pro Tools To Get Organized.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Nowadays, 32 tracks doesn’t seem like a surprise anymore specially if you’re doing a post production work. Visually organizing your tracks is a very power tool as you can easily find a clip or a region deeply buried in your session.  Grouping your similar tracks by color can really speed up figuring out where you at in your session.  I greatly appreciate it when I get a session from a client that is color coded as it quickly brings …

How to Mic Toms

Posted on May 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Toms or tom-toms usually serve as a transitional point in a song like a flam or a roll before a chorus or a bridge. Minimal in some cases but for a track that features it heavily, they are an important element of the overall sound of the kit. Number of toms varies per drummer but a basic setup will at least have a hi, mid & a floor tom.

Mic Selection Made Easy Using a Gold Digger

Posted on May 19, 2014 | 0 comments

As an engineer, I always try different microphones, especially on vocals, when I have the luxury to do so. I recently had a session at a recording studio that has a pretty hefty mic cabinet so I couldn’t pass the opportunity. The challenge when doing a mic selection is the re-patching part which disrupts the in-between switching to truly hear the difference for a comparison.

How To Mic a Hi Hat

Posted on May 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Miking hi-hat seems to be an afterthought sometimes. Plenty of signal already gets picked up by the overhead mic and the snare mic also has bleed in it that ends up contributing to the overall hi-hat volume . Plus, the more mic you add, the more you increase the chance of getting comb filtering effect and other phase cancellation issues. Regardless, miking hi-hat …

Izotope RX 3 Advanced New Features

Posted on May 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Everytime there’s a restoration project that comes my way, I always rely on the Izotope RX2 to do the job.  Its not something I use on a daily basis but I’m always amaze how I can jump right in and start using it without busting out the manual.  Now that the RX3 is out, I recently jumped in to see if the new features are worth the upgrade.

Review of the Encore 200 Blue Microphone

Posted on May 2, 2014 | 0 comments

If there’s an item in your arsenal of gears that you are really thankful of, what would it be? I remember picking up this item when I called Sweetwater looking for a dynamic mic for a live taping. Do they still say taping? Anyways, my rep suggested to try the Encore 200 Mic by Blue. So glad I took the chance because it always amazes me every time I listen to some …