Ep. 41: Getting Pro Sound from Home with Ken Theriot

We all want pro sound, even if we’re working in a home studio and don’t have the most expensive gear. The good news is, quality sound is incredibly achievable as long as you know the right techniques. Enter our brilliant guest for this week, Ken Theriot of Home Brew Audio. Ken specializes in showing people how to get great sound without needing to buy a ton of new gear.

On this episode of the AudioSkills Podcast, Scott and Ken talk about the keys to getting that “pro sound” you want in a home studio environment, even if you have budget gear. Did you know, for example, that it’s very possible to make a $5 mic sound significantly better than a $500 mic? The difference comes down to techniques. Listen in to get recording and mixing advice you can apply to your music RIGHT NOW.

The audio tip of the week is all about getting inspired… or more accurately, why waiting for inspiration is a HUGE mistake. So many musicians and aspiring producers/engineers don’t make music when they’re not “feeling it.” If you wait for inspiration, you’ll never get anything done. The key is sitting down and getting to work. Inspiration comes from DOING.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Audio tip of the week: the real key to inspiration.
  • How to know when you should compress or not.
  • What huge lessons Ken Theriot learned from his time recording.
  • How to avoid ruining a track with too much reverb (or other effects).
  • Ken Theriot’s favorite recommendations on gear and plugins.
  • Ken’s favorite tips and advice on using EQs.

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