Ep. 37: Home Recording Advice with Katie Heath

This week, Scott was joined by a brilliant singer-songwriter and home recording coach named Katie Heath. Katie Heath is owner of Katie Heath Studios, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Katie is also a recording coach and has a ton of knowledge about getting great sound in a home studio without the most expensive gear or perfect space. She even has a special course called “Your Song Journey” which helps students finish recording and mixing their songs to make them sound fantastic.

Today’s show is all about home recording. Topics discussed include advice for getting the best sound, quality equipment you can purchase on a budget, techniques for getting great results with EQ and compression, and so much more. Technology continues to help home recordings sound better and better… so the biggest difference is the techniques you’re using.

The audio tip of the week is about how to tackle issues when instruments are competing for frequencies. There are several moves you can make to address these issues, including EQ flipping/swapping, EQ’ing in mono, and more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Audio tip of the week: How to EQ to deal with masking issues.
  • How to improve your workflow and motivation in a home studio.
  • What gear can really help you, even if you’re on a budget.
  • How to write a song that inspires you.
  • How to tackle monitoring issues in a home studio environment.

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