Author Archives: Joe Gilder

Episode #31 – Lessons in Simplicity (Graham’s New EP)

In this episode, Graham explains how he recorded and mixed his latest EP, “The Tree.” And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a simple way to cut your mixing time in half. Links from the show: Graham’s new EP Behind the scenes documentary on making Graham’s EP 3 Home Studio Mistakes video from The Recording…

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Episode #30 – Should you record everything clean?

In this episode, we discuss the popular question, “Should you record everything clean?” And in the quick tip, Graham shares an easy way to make your guitars POP in the chorus. Also, congratulations to Nathan Standage for winning the Cloudlifter Giveaway! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click…

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Episode #29 – Lessons Learned in 2013 (Plus a Cloudlifter Giveaway!)

In this final episode of 2013, we each share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned Links from the show: The Power of Less by Leo Babauta Peter Hollens on YouTube Cloudlifter Giveaway! The good folks at Cloud Microphones have given us one of their Cloudlifter CL-1′s to give away to one of our lucky…

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Episode #28 – Why You’re Not Making Money In Your Home Studio

In this episode, we explore various barriers that keep you from making money in your home studio. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a super simple way to get more consistent mixes. Links from the show: Graham’s new project: www.audioincome.com Derek Webb video Start by Jon Acuff War of Art by Steven Pressfield Subscribe Click here…

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Episode #27 – What Makes a Great Mix?

In this episode, we talk about what it really takes to make a great mix, and in the quick tip, Graham shares a secret to getting better mixes on headphones. Links from the show: Embracing Your Mix Tendencies The 2 Pillars of Great Recordings and Mixes The Many Sounds of a Snare Drum Subscribe Click…

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Episode #26 – Why You’re Not an Audio Engineer

In this episode, we talk about the term “engineer,” and how it’s not the best word to use to describe what we do in the studio. And in the quick tip, Joe shares a fast way to instantly improve your bass tracks. Links from the show: Pensado’s Place Graham’s Interview with Dave Pensado Two Words…

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Episode #25 – The Psychology of Gear in the Studio

In this episode, we share how new gear affects us (in both good and bad ways) in the studio. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to protect your mixes from yourself. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Tim Horsley – www.timhorsley.com Joe’s new album –  www.joegildermusic.com Kevin Ward – www.MixCoach.com Presonus Recording Review…

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Episode #24 – 12 Lessons Learned In Recording Our Recent Albums

In this episode, we share 12 lessons we learned while finishing our latest albums. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an unexpected mastering tip. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Check out Graham’s band’s EP: aletheiatampa.bandcamp.com Check out Joe’s music here: www.joegildermusic.com Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes…

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Episode #23 – The Power of the Recording/Mix Ratio

In this episode, we talk about the ever-important ratio of how much time you spend recording vs mixing. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to use plugins on your master bus. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here…

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Episode #22 – The Lost Art of Listening

In this episode we talk about the lost art of listening, and give you a step-by-step approach to listening to your mixes to instantly improve them. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy way to speed up your recording workflow. Links from the show: 4 Step Listening Check for your Mixes Dueling Mixes…

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