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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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44: Comparing Different Mastering Options

The guys do blind testing of three different mastering options: DIY mastering, professional mastering, algorithm mastering to see if they can tell the difference!

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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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41: The Different Roles in a Recording Project

The guys discuss the different roles that DIY musicians have to play throughout the course of a recording project. Thinking clearly about these roles and drawing bright lines between each will help you get the most out of your sessions – even if you’re pl

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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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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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30: How to Optimize Your Current Computer for Recording

The guys talk about optimization techniques to help squeeze every last drop of performance our of your existing recording computer.

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