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Recording Demystified: Part 4

9. Guitars (it’s probably the source, too) When preparing to make a record, I’ve noticed that it’s not uncommon for a band member to borrow a friend’s tube or ribbon mic but not think to borrow a guitar or another amp for tonal options. In the end, the -only- thing that matters is what’s coming […]

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Recording Demystified: Part 3

8. Embrace your physical space I tend to let the physical space that I record in shape the way I make music rather than working against it. I like mixes that are made up of a somewhat even blend of upfront sounds and more ambient sounds. If everything is reverby, you end up with a […]

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Recording Demystified (Drums)

6. Drums, It’s Probably The Source I get a lot of phone calls that go something like this, “Hey Neil, sorry for taking up your time but we’re over at our friend’s place recording drums and we can’t get the snare to sound right. He has a lot of good equipment but I don’t think […]

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Recording Demystified

A lot of the recording instructional material that I come across online is geared toward mixing or is fairly gear-specific (preamp shootouts, etc.) but a majority of the questions that people come to me with are more general so I’ve been compiling some recording tips that I think can be useful for people who are […]

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The new Old Blackberry Way website.

The new website is up and running courtesy of Chase Wackerfuss. If you have any questions about the studio or about recording, feel free to contact me. I’m going to try to keep an up-to-date account of studio happenings here on this blog. We’ll see how that goes.

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