What's the hum and noise?

Welcome to the problems that home studios, and studios built in homes, have. Noise, it's everywhere! That fridge, the hum from the light, the computer fan, the bird out the window, those stinking cars going by, the neighbor's dog barking…

Balancing life while working from home

With the introduction of digital audio recording, working on audio from a home studio has become a reality for a solid group of engineers and enthusiasts. Top that off with the cost of equipment getting lower and lower, and you…

The 80/20 Rule in audio

Everywhere in life there seems to be a massive inequality at play. I'm not talking about racial or genders here. What I'm talking about is this mystical equation that I keep noticing all over the place. And I'm not the…

Hear more of your mic and less of your cheap preamp

Back when I first started building my studio out, it was most certainly your average "home studio." I now pride myself on my, somewhat, slogan - "A studio built into a home, not a home studio." The phrase home studio…

Captain, We're Phasing!

I'm alright admitting that I like sci-fi. Science fiction writing and films can be wildly entertaining. Have you noticed that a lot of the things they discuss in sci-fi end up becoming reality? And if you take a quick look…

The Proximity Effect!

As a child, I remember thinking whispering was an amazing thing. I could share secrets and say things to a single person without letting everyone else know what was going on. As an adult, I realize how terrible children are…

Do Mic Preamps Matter?

I've never been shy about sharing some of the incredibly embarrassing ways that I've learned audio. I know I went through the school of hard knocks and in some ways that sucks, in other ways I learned and got more…

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Remember the OOPS moments

Few things in life are only applicable in only one area. I grew up in the back end of a drive in restaurant, one where several of our recipes were only available at Rusty's, our restaurant. I remember stories of…

Should My Book Be an Audiobook?

Should I really spend the money to turn my book into an audiobook?

Be honest with yourself, you've spent a lot of 

  • Time
  • Energy
  • MONEY
  • Brain Cells
  • and MORE

writing your master piece. The writing, the…

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The 1 thing all great mixes have in common.

This won't come as a shock to some of you, but my passion is in Christian music.  Yes I am a Christian, and yes my passion for music overflows into my walk with Christ; or rather my walk with Christ…

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How To Make Your Book into an Audiobook

I've been working in audio for around 15 years, in one form or another.  If there was one thing I never thought I would work on, it was audiobooks.  That sounds bad, but it's really not exciting work.

Audiobooks, or…
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Set a deadline

I've notice on several occasions that it seems like I do my best work when I'm on a tight deadline.  If a client wants their stuff done in no time flat, the pressures on, and I have to deliver.  More…