Techniques

47: So You Want to Produce Music for a Living?

The guys talk about their experiences running studios and trying to earn a living producing music – including the technical tricks they’ve picked up as a result.

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46: How Loud Should My Songs Be?

The guys talk about the infamous concept of “loudness” – explaining the basics, the history (and deescalation) of the “loudness wars” and what you need to know to make sure your song quality doesn’t suffer because of some common pitfalls.

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45: How to Consistently Finish More Songs and Level Up Your Skills

Vadim talks about why the act of finishing a project is so crucial to leveling up your skills and shows you the SMART goals technique that makes consistently finishing projects easier and less intimidating – including showing you how to use the free DIYRG

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42: How to Make MIDI Sound Real

The guys discuss strategies for making MIDI-driven virtual instruments sound like the real thing and play examples that go both wonderfully right and horribly wrong.

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37: Strategies for Recording Multiple Sources Simultaneously

The guys talk about different multi-tracking strategies – including the pros and cons of recording layer by layer vs. recording multiple sources simultaneously, strategies for getting more out of your input count, how to set up a flexible monitoring syste

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35: Recording Bass Part 2: Capturing the Perfect Bass Tone

In Part 2 of our deep dive on bass, we look at Ben’s methodical approach to zeroing on a great recording setup and then blending his recorded tones together for a result that’s straight fire.

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34: Recording Bass Part 1: The Bass Tone Deep Dive

Ben leads the guys in a discussion on everything that contributes to a final, killer bass tone and how his own tone journey was shaped.

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33: Heavy Guitars Part 2: Recording Heavy Tones

In Part 2 of this heavy guitar mini-series Vadim takes you through recording the tones you dialed in – including the famed Fredman technique and how to make it work for your sound.

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32: Heavy Guitars Part 1: Dialing in Heavy Tone from Scratch

In Part 1 of this heavy guitar mini-series Vadim takes you through a methodical process for dialing in heavy guitar tones from scratch.

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Bonus: Q&A with Jesco Lohan of Acoustics Insider

In this bonus episode, Jesco answers acoustics questions from the DIY Recording Guys Facebook community and the guys. Let’s dive in!

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