Author Archives: Dan Abreu

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Editorial: The Pareto Principle In Your Studio

The Pareto Principle is also known as the 80-20 rule and states that 80% of effects come from 20% of causes. This principle is sited extensively in economics, for example, 80% of collective wealth is held by 20% of the … Continue reading

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DIY Gobos

Most home and project studios aren’t spacious enough to allow much distance or isolation for recording. And more importantly, a room with too many reflections and standing waves will not get you a great sounding recording even with the best … Continue reading

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Not happy with that sound? Try re-amping

The amount of flexibility in the modern recording studio is nothing short of  mind blowing. Although most engineers probably don’t welcome the phrase “we can fix it in the mix”, many will take full advantage of the tools at hand … Continue reading

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Studio Design – No Mixing Console Required

In this blog post I will show a modern studio setup that doesn’t require a mixing console. Building a studio from the ground up over the past couple of years not only gave me the opportunity create a custom design, … Continue reading

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Mixing Techniques – Utilizing sends

Utilizing the sends in your DAW can really help you to achieve a great mix and take some of the pressure off of your CPU in the process. My favorite use of sends is for applying a single effect to … Continue reading

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Ribbon vs. condenser mics on drum overheads – A comparison

There are so many microphone choices today and even more opinions on which types of mics work “best” for different applications. This post compares the sounds of a drum set recorded with ribbon and condenser overhead microphones. The most common … Continue reading

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Sharing some thoughts, ideas, and other stuff

Thanks for stopping by. I will be posting about music, media, technology and other fun stuff. Please enjoy and post your comments.        

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Delivery

Now that your final product is complete you need to get it out to the masses. YouTube is the obvious place, but there are other great sites that host videos like Vimeo and Dailymotion. On the topic of optimizing video … Continue reading

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How to produce a live concert video on a budget – Video post production

This is where it all comes together. This for me is the most time consuming part by far. Staying organized and setting things up correctly from the start will be a big help. I am currently working in Final Cut … Continue reading

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