Written by Brando Marius on September 21, 2017 under FeaturedHome Recording
The tracks are recorded, and you’re ready to mix in your home studio. To improve the quality of your final mix at home, use these professional studio mixing tips from Nashville audio engineer Brando Marius.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on February 7, 2017 under Home RecordingMOTIVWebinars
In this webinar, songwriter, music producer, and educator Cliff Goldmacher will show us how he uses Shure MOTIV microphones to document songwriting sessions and record high-quality demos.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Marc Henshall on March 7, 2014 under Home Recording
Songwriting is somewhat of a dark art. Every successful songwriter will continually work to hone their craft, develop new tricks, and look at their process from a different angle. There is no silver bullet when it comes to creating a great song; each person will have their own technique and what works for them may not […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 13, 2012 under Home Recording
The list of famous recordings made in a “home studio” is long and subject to debate. What qualifies as a home studio? We all know that “Exile on Main Street” was recorded in a home (make that the basement of Villa Nellcote in the south of France), but does it really count if the producer […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 1, 2012 under Home Recording
By Shure Notes Editors, Contributors: Shure’s Michael Johns and Chris Lyons Thank the humble tape recorder. And give some credit, too, to the 1960s when rock and roll ruled the AM airwaves and teenagers were learning to play guitar by listening to Beatles records over and over again. Professional recording studios were the domain of […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 15, 2012 under Home Recording
It wasn’t that long ago – maybe 15 or 20 years at most –when a quality studio incorporating all of the technologies that have revolutionized recorded music over the decades would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. But now, anyone can produce a good quality recording on a simple home computer with a few […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 23, 2011 under Home RecordingStudio
By Matt McGlynn A single pair of multipattern condenser microphones can provide at least five distinct overhead drum miking choices with surprisingly different sonic characteristics. To demonstrate these different sounds, we recorded a drum kit with a pair of KSM44A overhead microphones five different ways. The drums, the room, the preamps, cables, and composition remained […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 9, 2009 under Home RecordingPodcasting
The Foo Fighters first album. Stand-up Mark Maron’s twice-weekly WTF podcast. What they have in common is technology that makes it possible for artists to launch their careers by creating professional recordings in a bedroom, basement, garage or hotel room. They did it and so can you. Whether your sights are set on going platinum […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 2, 2009 under Home Recording
A Shure Educational Podcast Part two of a two-part series discussing the addition of audio effects to recorded audio. In this episode, Matt Engstrom joins us to talk about gating, compression, automatic gain control, normalizing, and limiting.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 23, 2008 under Home Recording
A Shure Educational Podcast Part one of a two-part series dealing with adding effects to recorded audio In this episode, we’re joined by Matt Engstrom to talk about EQ, reverb, delay, and pitch shifting.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Getting the sound you’re after can have a lot to do with the microphones you use and where you place them. This post offers some practical starting points – instrument by instrument.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 15, 2005 under Home RecordingStudio
Digital technology has made it easier than ever to record your music. Part 1 of this two-part series walks you through the fundamentals.
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