Recording Studio: A Recording Adventure Part 1

Back in late 2007, I was living in a tent in Capilla del Monte in rural Argentina.  I didn’t have electricity or running water.  Sitting in my tent one day I had the thought “I have 14 songs ready for an album!” it was an exhilarating thought and a...

Why use a professional recording studio?

Back in 2009 I build a recording studio in my home in Argentina.  I used the stuffing from an old futon bed to make a vocal booth and if I moved too much the stuffing would fly around.  That was fun.  I had limited sound engineering skills at the time and so did my...

Recording Studio: Singing Bowls in The Hobbit

Back in March we mentioned the Tibetan singing bowls we have used here in our recording studio, discussing their history and various traditional uses. Exotic instruments such as these have their modern uses too; take, for example, Howard Shore’s score for The Hobbit:...

Recording Studio: Enhancing the Ambience

Mastering in a recording studio I find to be an incredible experience.  As I have mentioned before, with my Sound Healing album I had no control over the mix because it was recorded through the air with a Zoom H4.  Since I had no control over the mix, I had no control...

Recording Studio: Bus Compression

After Multi-band Compressing my Sound Healing album in the recording studio, the next step is to bus compress.  The purpose of Bus Compression is the “Gel” a mix and give it more cohesion and solidity.  I remember when I recorded my first album in my home...