Is your tracking room too small?

As many of you know, last month a water pipe burst in Kevin’s studio while he was out and it flooded. Luckily, the computer, instruments, and other gear was high enough off the floor to evade the waves, but the main wall between the control room and the tracking room was ruined. After the shock… Continue reading Is your tracking room too small?

Where Are Your Mixing/Production Boundaries And Limitations? – From An Engineer’s Journal.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliot —————————————————————————- This is one of my favorite quotes. It’s full of ambition and life application. I apply it mostly to my running, but it has implications for most other aspects of life: business, pastimes, and… Continue reading Where Are Your Mixing/Production Boundaries And Limitations? – From An Engineer’s Journal.

Recording Vocals in a booth – Strategy from the front line

There’s a lot of human psychology that goes into nurturing a performance out of great singers.  The studio environment is where it’s cultivated when it’s time to actually capture it. I am working at the Sound Kitchen today and wanted you to see my way of capturing the performances this time as opposed to the… Continue reading Recording Vocals in a booth – Strategy from the front line

MixCoach Podcast 040 : How to Control What You Can Control in the Studio

In this episode, Kevin talks about how to respond to problems when they occur. Have you ever had a hard drive crash? A sick musician the day before tracking? Listen to this podcast to find out the best course of action. Question: When have things gone absolutely wrong for you in the studio? How did… Continue reading MixCoach Podcast 040 : How to Control What You Can Control in the Studio

MixCoach Podcast 034 : Choir and Vocal Ensemble Mixing and Tracking Techniques

In this episode, Kevin talks about how to get a great choir sound in multiple styles and genres. Kevin even talks about how to get a great full choir sound with only three people! Question: How do YOU record ensembles?

MixCoach Podcast 033 : Acoustic Bass Mixing and Tracking

In this episode, tracking and mixing acoustic bass is explored and discussed in depth. Kevin talks about everything from microphone placement to how to mix acoustic bass. http://mixcoach.com/mixcoach-podcast-018-the-two-best-ways-to-compress-bass/ Question: What experience do you have with tracking and mixing acoustic bass? What techniques worked? What didn’t?