In the 35the episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave and Herb host an all Q+A episode with Corner Office questions from the Live Chat room as well as their Facebook fan page ( This week, Herb gets put in The Batter’s Box and answer’s Dave’s rapid -fire industry questions! 00:00 – Intro 01:59 – We hear your requests for guests and are working on them! 04:00 – Shadow Hills Giveaway – 06:43 – “Into The Lair” – How to get the most out of Pensado’s Place. 08:29 – “The gear isn’t as important as you might think it is…It’s a [More]
Producer and songwriter Greg Wells joins Dave and Herb in studio on the 34th episode of Pensado’s Place! Greg also joins Dave and Herb to answer questions in both “Corner Office” and “Batter’s Box. This week’s ITL has Dave showing viewers how he treated various elements in a recent mix, including Snoop Dogg’s vocal. Special thanks to our partners at as well as Avid and Shadow Hills. To enter this month’s Shadow Hills Mono Optograph giveaway 00:40 – Introductions 01:48 – Social media information 03:50 – Into The Lair – breaking down Snoop Dogg’s vocal track 18:00 – [More]
In the 33rd episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave is joined by Mastering Engineer David Kutch of The Mastering Palace ( David has mastered albums for such artists as Alicia Keys, Puff Daddy, John Legend, Yelawolf and Outkast. David answers viewer questions in “The Corner Office”, and was kind enough to join us for “Batter’s Box” as well! At the end of the episode, the guys announce the Avid Pro Tools 9 Week 5 Giveaway winner. Special thanks as always to our awesome partners Vintage King! (http 0:16 – Introductions 5:30 – ITL, Introduction to De-Essing 14:00 – Introducing Dave Kutch [More]
Singer/Songwriter Rachel Geller records her song “Blue” entirely with ONE and her laptop at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studios. Being affordable, high-quality and easy-to-use, Apogee’s ONE has proved to be the missing link for Rachel between receiving and sending finished tracks to her producers in the most efficient way. Trained in both classical voice and guitar, Rachel’s inspiration derives from early twentieth-century jazz, blues, hip-hop, and Russian folk music. She has performed extensively in the midwest and west coast both as a solo artist and with a band. She has shared the stage with notable musicians such as: Matisyahu, Dead Prez, [More]
This is a video about DIY acoustic treatment. I wanted to share with you the process of making acoustic traps (bass traps) as well as the results, which include measurements plus recordings of the room sound. The basic idea of this whole process was to improve the listening situation in my home studio. Since it is also my bedroom, I chose to use only natural insulation material instead of casual rock wool or fibreglass. Furthermore, the traps had to be lightweight and easy to hang, so that minimal damage was done to the room surface, as I live in a [More]
Time for a little rant about the two things we need to keep in balance in order to churn out great recordings and mixes each and every time. Download my free eBook “The #1 Rule Of Home Recording” for more tips
Part 9 of 31 – In an effort to help your snare cut through the mix without boosting with EQ, consider adding harmonic content with a distortion plugin. Download my free eBook “The #1 Rule Of Home Recording” for more tips
Did you know the meters in Pro Tools can tell you two different things? Here’s what all the fuss is about. Download my free eBook “The #1 Rule Of Home Recording” for more tips
Sometimes when mixing, guitar amp sims can get lost in the shuffle. Here’s a little technique I use to bring some character and energy to my tracks. Download my free eBook “The #1 Rule Of Home Recording” for more tips Have you ever experienced the gut-wrenching sensation of a hard drive failure in the middle of a big session? I have. It will NEVER happen again! Your data is your art. Your data is your product! Please, for the love of all things cute and fuzzy… BACK UP YOUR SYSTEM! Let me show you how easy it is…