Category Archives for "Podcast"

Ep 021: The Most Popular DAWs with Jimmy Atkinson

Today’s show is a little different than usual. This episode is a deep dive on DAWs with Jimmy Atkinson, a member of the AudioSkills team behind-the-scenes. Jimmy built our website and membership program, and he stays busy keeping all of our tech running smoothly.

After running an exhaustive survey within the AudioSkills community, Jimmy came up with a list of the 20 most popular DAWs. While there is no software that is perfect for everyone, the results yielded some interesting perspectives.

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Ep 020: Essential Compression Tips with Jason Moss

Today’s entire episode is focused on the art and science of compression. Joining Scott is Jason Moss, a veteran mixing engineer and the founder of BehindTheSpeakers.com. He has worked with Glassnote, Disney, and Sony, as well as dozens of indie artists, and often lectures on mixing.

Compression is something that lots of mixers and engineers struggle to understand and apply well. When you grasp the concept that compression is nothing more than an automatic volume knob, you’ll start to make some serious strides in the quality of your mixing. There are a lot of different ways compression can be executed, but that idea is key.

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Ep 019: Recording and Mixing Guitars with Joe Gilder: Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of last episode’s conversation with Joe Gilder! Joe is based out of Nashville and works as a musician and sound engineer, and is the founder of HomeStudioCorner.com. Joe is an excellent teacher of the sound-engineering and nuances of guitar sound, making him an critical resource to his internet audience.

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Joe continues to share his tips and tricks for getting the best-sounding guitar recordings possible. Lots of mixers and engineers struggle to get their guitar and bass to come together smoothly, so Joe explains how he thinks about making each instrument fit together and sound great individually.

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Ep 018: Recording and Mixing Guitars with Joe Gilder: Part 1

Our guest today is Joe Gilder — musician, sound engineer, and the founder of HomeStudioCorner.com. Based out of Nashville, Joe teaches recording and mixing across the internet and is here to talk about the nuances of guitar sound.

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Joe’s background as a musician has given him a ton of practice with manipulating the sound of guitars. He lays out how it starts with great sound from your instrument and is followed by correct mic placement and multiple takes.

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Ep 017: How to Self Produce Your Music with Jason Didner

Today’s conversation is with self producer and AudioSkills subscriber, Jason Didner. He and his wife recently started recording their own music with help from AudioSkills – how cool is that? Jason’s band, Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam, helps introduce kids to music while giving their parents something to tap their foot to, too.

Jason has been a musician for years and travels the country with his family performing live events. Recently, he has started recording his own music due to the financial realities of the music industry in the era of streaming. The learning curve has been tough, but this new skillset has allowed Jason to continue making music.

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Ep 016: Essential Mixing Tips with Bobby Owsinski: Part 2

Our guest on this episode is author, producer, and teacher Bobby Owsinski (again!). Bobby returns for part two of our conversation, and draws from his years of experience as a musician and producer to give us a piece of what has made him one of the best in the industry.

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Bobby shares tips on how to use compression ratios, the best way to use EQ, and other ways to make your mixes sound amazing. You’ll leave this episode with new ideas to build your mixing skills.

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Ep 015: Essential Mixing Tips with Bobby Owsinski: Part 1

From tips on how to make your reverb sound superb, to expert information on using volume and reference tracks to make your mixes sound amazing, this episode is guaranteed to help you add to your mixing skills.

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The esteemed author, producer, and teacher Bobby Owsinski is with us to share some of his top mixing and production tips. He draws from years of experience as a musician and producer to give us a piece of what has made him one of the best in the industry.

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Ep 014: Microphone Tips and Techniques with Matt McGlynn

There are so many mics out there on the market today, it can be difficult to know what to listen for and how to choose the best mic for your home studio. On this episode, I’m excited to host Matt McGlynn, owner of RecordingHacks.com and Microphone-Parts.com. Matt is a microphone expert and DIY-microphone guru. 

This week’s audio tip is — you guessed it — about how to get the best recordings with your mic. First I’ll run through four common problems you’ve probably encountered when recording: popping, sibilance, the proximity effect, and acoustics. Then I’ll tell you how you can work around each of these problems to record great sound.

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Ep 013: Mixing Drums with Björgvin Benediktsson

We’ve talked a lot about vocals and other instruments on the show, but you cannot forget about mixing drums. Our guest is Björgvin Benediktsson, owner of Audio-Issues.com and a drum recording master. He’s been helping people with their home studios since 2009 and been making his own music even longer.

This week’s audio tip is all about the best techniques for mixing drums. You have to see the kit as a whole and make sure you are mixing with that in mind. A common mistake is to focus on a singular sound and miss the whole unit. Additionally, if you’re programming drums, make sure your drums still feel human.

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Ep 012: Essential Recording Tips with Kendal Osborne: Part 2

We’re back today with part 2 of our interview with Kendal Osborne, owner of The Closet Studios and Host of The Recording Lounge Podcast. Kendal’s advice on setting up equipment and best practices are a must-listen that will greatly improve your vocal recordings.

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This week’s audio tip is all about the best techniques for recording vocals. It’s of paramount importance that your microphone is a consistent distance from a warmed-up vocalist who is not sitting down.

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