Workflow

63: Tips for Writing Better Lyrics (and Better Songs!)

The guys talk to R&B singer/songwriter Sayana about writing better lyrics, managing song ideas and how to craft songs that connect with people

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61: Back to Basics – The DAW and What Features to Learn Next

The guys go back to the basics and talk about the functionalities common to all Digital Audio Workstations and which ones to focus on learning first to improve your recording experience. Plus, a new DIY showcase!

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59: Should You DIY Mix Your Next Album? Maybe.

The guys discuss the benefits and pitfalls of mixing your own productions. Also, learn about the legend of the actual frog that was the inspiration behind Vadim’s studio name.

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56: The Zen of Troubleshooting (Our Favorite Tips and Tricks)

The guys talk about strategies for troubleshooting recording issues and provide some of their favorite go-to debugging techniques – including pre-recording, during recording and during post-production.

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55: Vocal Production Tips and Tricks (Brandon Tomei)

The guys talk to multi-instrumentalist, producer, podcaster Brandon Tomei about all things related vocal production. Get some tips, tricks and cheats in this one!

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54: What Latency is and How to Deal with it

The guys talk about latency: what causes it, why it’s problematic, how much is acceptable and how to deal with it in your studio.

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51: Critical Listening – Possibly the Most Critical Producer Skill

The guys talk about one of the most important skills a recording enthusiast can develop: critical listening – and how to develop it and apply it to your own productions

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49: Our Top 5 Recording Myths Busted in 2020

The guys busted several personal recording myths in their studios during 2020. In this episode they talk about their Top 5.

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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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