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DIY Acoustics: Building Your Own Tube Traps
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DIY Acoustics: Building Your Own Tube Traps

Why I heart tube traps, and you should too.

ASC’s original TubeTraps and StudioTraps still set the standard by which all imitations are judged.

If you’re already fortunate enough that you enjoy what you do for a living, you can consider yourself even more fortunate whenever you discover something that Read more...

Op Ed: Too Much Auto Tune
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Op Ed: Too Much Auto Tune

When you auto-tune a blue note, what color does it become?

Sarah Vaughan, pictured here happily singing in an age before auto-tuning software, knew that making subtle choices in pitch was part of the performance.

Auto. Tune. These two simple words, whenever used together and in succession, make my skin Read more...

How to Achieve Tonal Balance in Your Mixes
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How to Achieve Tonal Balance in Your Mixes

(or, “How to Keep Your Mastering Engineer Happy”)

Image by Flickr user Iwan Gabovitch.

We all go through periods of both development and frustration in our careers.

Whenever you are trying to improve your skill level or acquire more knowledge, you will have moments of epiphany followed by Read more...

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Miss It
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Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Miss It

After my most recent post, “Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It”, was published here last week, I felt it was only fair to add some balance by speaking out about the favorable qualities of this rust-covered wonder.

For the first 15 years of my recording career, I Read more...

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