Acoustic Treatment For Home Studios

Mastering engineering Ian Shepherd takes a look at studio acoustic treatment in the latest of his video series on Building a Home Mastering Studio.

While Shepherd’s goal is to be able to do useful mastering tasks in his home studio, much of the information will be useful to anyone planning a home studio.  Continue reading

Don’t Drool On Your Keyboard: Inside LA Home Recording Studios


An article in Curbed LA takes a look at the “underground world” of Los Angeles’ home-based recording studios.

Home recording studios, along with “bootblack stands, rubber or metal stamp stores, typewriter or adding machine repair concerns,” aren’t officially allowed in LA. But home-based professional recording studios, well-soundproofed for acoustic reasons to begin with, seem to escape the building inspectors’ scrutiny — as long as the neighbors don’t notice and complain. Continue reading

Basic Recording Techniques

This video playlist, via AudioTechnicaUSA, collects a series of videos that cover Basic Recording Techniques.

While not directly synth-related, the videos cover topics that a lot of electronic musicians have to deal with when it comes to recording live parts or content for sampling.

Topics covered in the Basic Recording Techniques series include: Continue reading

K-Pop ‘Let It Go’ Cover – Code:MONO With Sachié Amira (Ableton Live Session Download)

Ableton Live Trainer Rishabh Rajan shared his EDM/K-Pop cover (with vocalist Sachié Amira) of Let It Go and has released the Ableton Live session as a free download.

“The vocal processing is all native to Ableton Live, so it may be worth checking out how it was done,” notes Rajan. “No third party plugins in the session so anyone with Live Suite can download it.” Continue reading

Final Touch, A Complete Mastering System For iPad, Now Available

final-touch-ipad-masteringPositive Grid, the makers of mobile apps BIAS and JamUp, have released Final Touch, described as a ‘complete mastering system for iPad’.

Final touch combines Maximizer, Pre and Post Equalizer, 4-Band Dynamics, Stereo Imager, Reverb and Dithering into one integrated app.

Here’s the official video intro:

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Building A Home Mastering Studio (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of mastering engineer Ian Shepherd’s series of videos on building a home mastering studio.

Note that Shepherd is not intending to cover building a professional mastering studio, but rather a home studio that will allow him to do useful work. Much of the information that he’s covering may be useful to anyone building a home studio.  Continue reading