"Scott and Steve,
Here are my thoughts re: mastering;
1st, it is NOT my area of expertise, so I wouldn't try it myself. 2nd, I am in awe of the process. In my experience as musician/arranger/producer on recording projects, I have learned that in…"
"With my own first project, I sent my project to a pro mastering studio. They have all the tools, all the experience and bring fresh ears to the project. As your CD will be played on many different systems, a pro mastering studio will have the…"
"In addition to jamming with better players, I wil bring a small digital recorder along. When the light turns red, everyone "steps up their game" a little. Then, afterwards I will send out the mp3 so we can learn from each other all over…"
I'm finishing up tracking on my first album project. I'm having a hard time deciding what route to go. I could buy a $300 mastering package to mix down, spend $600 or so to have a local studio do only an acceptable job mastering or…"
"Thanks for the good words, Marty!
Here's a "reality check" regarding recording budgets. For River Suite, Tony and I put a stereo mic on a coffee table in his den. We had a couch and a chair on either side of the mic and recorded the…"
"John, you're absolutely right, and I'm very interested in checking out Mick's book. I was about to ask the title, etc. when I saw Scott's post (thanks, Scott). I remember Bryan Sutton also mentioned this topic briefly in his FGM…"
"I bought Mick's book probably 5yrs ago per John's advice, and I'll have to say it's a great tool for teaching and for motivation. It's got some really great comments in it to spark desire to improve! It's a GREAT book.…"
I've been lucky enough to have a pretty good friendship with Clay Hess, who produced my last CD. Two years ago at IBMA I got to be a fly on the wall while Ron Block and Clay traded guitar breaks in a small hotel room. It was really a…"
"Ralph, I learned more from your videos in two hours last night than i have learned in the past 6 months!! Thanks so much for your very excellent efforts. All fabulous stuff, especially the cross-picking. Sie Sind Hollandisch. Sprechen Sie…"
"Have owned D28VR, (80's) D35, (70's ) 0015 (early 2000's) and recently bought DR Centennial, marking first century of Dreadnaught production. Has Martin VTS artificially aged top and braces. Greatest sound I have ever heard! I…"
"Fabulous, Louis. Pee Wee King's brother, Gene, Used to run a rare record shop in Louisville some 40 years ago. Johnnie Cash's daughter cut an album entitled "King's Record Store" Magnificent job on a great tune for…"