I've been making records for about 11 years now, and I've seen and worked with just about every type of musician out there, in every genre, and every age range. Part of my job is to help musicians be their best selves and to help them improve every time they walk into the studio. To further my efforts in doing so, I thought I would write out the "Top 15 Pitfalls of the Recording Musician." These are things that I've seen time and time again, regardless of experience or skill level, that I think more musicians should focus and practice on. If you think you've learned it all, or don't need to practice these things, you're already behind the curve.
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Do YOU know the difference between soundproofing and sound treatment? What about the difference between dBV, dBVU, and dBv? What about the difference between Vibrato and Tremolo? If you've ever wanted to know the real definitions to some of the most commonly confused audio terms out there, then keep reading.
Sylvia Massy (fearless engineer extraordinaire) posted an awesome mini-rant about "making it" in the music industry. This is practical, real world advice from a seasoned pro. It may not be the answer you want to hear, but it's the truth. Don't take this lightly; she knows a think or two...or twenty.
Well my friends, it's time for a Recording Lounge first - I was interviewed on someone else's podcast! There's a new player in the online audio education game, and their name is www.AudioSkills.com - hosted by Scott Hawksworth, this website / podcast shares the common goal of Recording Lounge: to help people get better at recording, producing, editing, mixing, and mastering. I was interviewed by Scott for over an hour and I must say, some of the questions were very good, and some of them even
I probably get 5-10 emails every month from people asking for internships at my studio, The Closet Studios, and I can safely say that 90% of these people have no idea how to ask for an internship. I'm here to help you avoid making the same mistakes and show you how to apply for studio internships without making a fool of yourself!
Kendal Osborne is the Host of the Recording Lounge Podcast and the Owner / Head Engineer at The Closet Studios