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Recording a Great Vocal Track

Building an effective vocal track is essential to any recording whether it is a writing demo, a demo intended to showcase an artist, or a finished master. Re-reading the last sentence I realize I’ve stated the painfully obvious, but the truth is that the painfully obvious can become the painfully impossible to accomplish when putting Continue reading →

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Angela Carole Brown … a Pro By Any Other Name

Yesterday I had the pleasure of recording one of my all-time favorite singers. I’m finishing up the SolidTube tracks and we will begin mixing the album in a few days. While in Vienna, I had Mandana sketch out the background vocals but another voice will really add some meat to the tracks. And I know Continue reading →

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Notes From RixMix…Markus, Meet Don

Goddamn! It has been a busy spring for me and I finally have some time to write. Many great stories, thousands of miles traveled and two fun projects signed, sealed and delivered. I’ve just delivered the masters for the ConFused5 album “Out of Confusion” which Ron Hitchcock and I mixed at RixMix here in the Continue reading →

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ConFused 5 … FUCK!

FUCK!…always wanted to start a blog like that. The universal plosive monosyllabic attention getter…and a word with deep hidden meaning. But I digress. What I meant to say was, Fuck, I really don’t want this to be over. Went in to Sonic Flow Studio and ran up some work mixes and suddenly it began to Continue reading →

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A Not-So Secret Weapon…The Shure SM7

During the years that I was associated with Shangri La Studio, the studio owner very wisely invested in vintage microphones. Working with engineers like Jim Nipar, Chuck Ainlay, Ethan Johns, John Porter and John Hanlon, among others, was my education in the subtle nuances intrinsic to the various makes and models of vintage microphones available Continue reading →

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