Author Archives: Dan Abreu

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Music, Audio, Video, Technology and other fun stuff

Google Photos Review – iPhone

Review of Google Photos app for iPhone and web browsers. Continue reading

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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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Pro Tools Quick Tip: Solo Safe

In order to take full control over your mixes and have quick access to individual tracks that are routed through busses or using sends, it’s necessary to use the solo safe function in Pro Tools. Activating solo safe on aux … Continue reading

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Pro Tools Basics: Add audio tracks and record

If you’re new to Pro Tools or new to computer-based recording this video is the first in a series of Pro Tools basics and it will show you how to quickly setup and record an audio track. Just about all of … Continue reading

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Studio Tip: Using the Cloud

It wasn’t very long ago when we would burn through spindles of CD-Rs in the process of a recording project. Most studios even factored in the time and cost of the CD-Rs for the session. Thankfully, cloud storage has nearly … 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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