Hard Drive

Quick tip: Put your audio onto a separate hard drive

October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

As I slowly install all the music software back onto my hard drive, it occured to me that some of you may not know that it’s a good idea to put all your samples and project files onto a second hard drive.

When to Edit and When to Warp

Knowing when to warp, and when to edit

October 1, 2010 | No comments yet

Today I want to talk a bit about when to make edits, and when to warp audio tracks. While there are some artists that are vehemently opposed to any editing of their performance, most want you as an engineer to make them sound as good as possible.

Photo courtesy of Sebastien Chorney

A quick post on the Yamaha NS-10M and HS50M

September 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

The NS10, NS10, NS10; to a beginner it must seem that audio engineers have an infatuation with it. Indeed, the signature white cone on black cabinet is so recognizable, people who aren’t audio geeks might think all studio speakers look like that.

M-Audio FW410

M-Audio Firewire 410 issues with OSX 10.5.8

September 6, 2010 | 8 Comments

I’ve had my M-Audio Firewire 410 for a long time. I picked it up in 2004 when I needed a mobile recording solution and I still use it. Lately though, I’ve been having audio drop outs. The software mixer will register audio output, and the card itself will light up its LEDs, but no audio will play. I can unplug and replug the interface back in, and it still won’t register.

Kontakt Steve Slate Drums

Quick mixing tip : Using software drum instruments

August 26, 2010 | 10 Comments

I’m working on a track for my brother’s upcoming album, and while I was working with the drum part, I thought of a tip that might help some of you out. In situations where we cannot record live drums (definitely the case for a lot of us home studio guys), it’s pretty easy to pull up a great sounding drum plugin.