How-To’s

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Fixing Up a Vintage Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Fixing Up a Vintage Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

March 20, 2021
I got a vintage Craig model 2402 reel-to-reel tape machine for 10 bucks from a junker and decided to fix it up
How To Replace Mic Preamp Tubes

How To Replace Mic Preamp Tubes

November 8, 2020
Today I’m going to walk you step-by-step through how to replace mic preamp tubes and help decide whether it’s a
How To Build a Rack for Home Studio

How To Build a Rack for Home Studio

November 7, 2020
If you have rackmount gear, you’ll need a rack to put it in. Let’s learn how to create your own
How To Set Up Your Home Studio

How To Set Up Your Home Studio

October 10, 2020
You’re ready to start recording music at home, but you don’t know where to begin. Today we’re going to walk
How to Calibrate Your Studio Monitors with Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio

How to Calibrate Your Studio Monitors with Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio

May 7, 2020
Today we’re learning how to calibrate your studio monitors with a popular all-in-one monitor and headphone calibration solution, Sonarworks Reference 4
How To Build a Studio Guitar with 48 Tones

How To Build a Studio Guitar with 48 Tones

March 21, 2020
In this build guide, I walk step-by-step through modding an old Les Paul copy to build the ultimate studio tone
How to Use Youlean Loudness Meter

How to Use Youlean Loudness Meter

February 7, 2020
Today we’re going to learn how to use Youlean Loudness Meter to optimize your tracks for sharing online, and compare
How to Use Sidechain Compression

How to Use Sidechain Compression

February 1, 2020
Having problems getting vocals or instruments to sit in your mixes? Heard of sidechain compression but don’t know what it
How To Use a Compressor Plugin

How To Use a Compressor Plugin

November 29, 2019
In this in-depth guide, we explain exactly what compression is, how each of the individual controls on a compressor plugin
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