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The Golden Rule for Compression and A Designs ATTY give-away

March 22nd, 2013 | 155 Comments   « Previous  |  Episode 45  |  Next »


Live from Athens Greece and The Living Room Studios, in this episode I explain my golden rule about tracking with compression, and also explain recording levels when recording to digital and using passive attenuators (Such as the A Designs ATTY and the Little Labs Redcloud). But more important than all that, I am giving away free stuff! I am giving away an A Designs ATTY passive attenuator. Watch the video for details on how to win.

Download the m4v version for your ipad or ipod

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  1. Snacky

    Great show! as usual.

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  2. Gregg Fine

    This website features my work for commercials:
    The music is composed, mixed, and produced by myself.
    All instrumentation, with the exception of featured vocalists, is played and programmed by myself as well.
    Great show!
    http://www.hiddentigermusic.com/

    Best,Gregg

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  3. Rob

    Heres the first new-ish metal band i recorded and mixed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8CWgR0UHlk

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  4. Shaun

    Great show as usual, Ronan.

    Here is my entry: https://soundcloud.com/shauncombsmusic/awake-alright

    My credits: Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Bass

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  5. Chris Suttle

    Hey Ronan — finished up this track a couple of months ago. I recorded, produced, and mixed it. It was mastered by Tom Waltz in Boston, MA. Long intro, but it’s a great emotional song. I think you can hear the emotion in the singer’s voice in this song. Check out the song Through His Eyes by Beauty from Ashes on this page:

    http://www.intheredrecording.com/home/?page_id=52

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  6. Brian Chapman

    GREAT show! So glad to finally hear someone talk about digital levels. I can’t believe how many engineers are misinformed on this, and think that “good level” needs to be living in the yellow.

    Check out a tune of mine called “Only You” here. It has some fun production turns that might give you a smile. I could really use an ATTY…!

    https://soundcloud.com/stoneskipper

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  7. Kyle Griffin

    Hey again Ronan. Great advice as always.

    Below is a link to the audio gallery for my studio. I was the engineer for every song on that page and I mixed the FeelGood track which was recorded almost entirely live (We overdubbed some vocals and the sax).

    Enjoy!

    http://studio.cloudaccess.net/index.php/track-here/audio-gallery.html

    Youtube video of the FeelGood session (with the mix I did).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyhHOOf6bk0&list=PL9DB804579A97273D

    Kyle
    ArtiSans Label Studios

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  8. Scott Baker

    Here is one originally recorded back in the mid 90’s in a mobile van (Code for Chevy) all over the San Antonio and Hill country area. This was recently transferred from the the Tascam DA-88 to my HDR rig and remixed. It was nice being able to mix the project in a studio as the original was done in the van…not the best of monitoring environments. The van was a studio on wheels, fitted with 24 tracks of DA-88, a Sountracs 32 channel console, some of the orignal Composers and a nice Drawmer 1968 comp plus a few other toys.

    http://soundcloud.com/miximusmaximus/im-walking

    I was the original tracking and mix engineer on this and the this remix as well.

    Love the episodes.

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  9. Josh Rozenboom

    Great episode, thank you! I’ve only recently started using dynamics while tracking, and mostly out of a healthy fear of making mistakes. Even still, sometimes you overcook things, but that’s what learning is about!

    This is a track from a two-man project called SenderOne. I engineered and “pre-mixed” the drums for this album; I mixed the drums to the instrument stems, turned over the sessions, and they took it from there. It’s one of my favorite projects to have worked on in the last couple of years, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

    http://soundcloud.com/senderone/02-harmony-entropy

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  10. Pablo Vidal

    Produced this EP: wrote all arangements, played guitar and co wrote de songs. Its a “double love song”. Julio mourns for Nancy and Nancy gives her own version of the story. This band and myself are from Argenitna but my brother lives in LA. If by any chance I should win you can ship it to my brothers place. Thanks for the show!

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  11. Pablo Vidal

    Sorry, forgot to specify the link: http://pels.bandcamp.com/album/nancy-y-julio

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  12. Henri Vlot

    https://soundcloud.com/henrys_raft/going-upstream

    This is one of my first songs I ever recorded by myself. I was just starting as an (bedroom)engineer, and I had a lot of fun doing it. The songwriting may not be super great, but I’m still pretty satisfied with the song. Hope you enjoy it as well (:

    So now for the “technical” part. I used only one microphone on this recording: the Rode NT1-a. For the drums I used addictive drums, just the stock kit with all the stock EQ and compression things on it. I didn’t now how to route the individual parts to individual tracks at that time.
    I’m not sure, but I think I recorded the guitars through my Fender Vibro Champ XD. I didn’t now that much about EQ at the time, so the only thing I did was a high pass filter on all the guitar parts. Man, I should really remix this thing one day.
    Anyway, hope you enjoyed the song, and thanks for the episodes (:

    Greetings,
    Henri Vlot

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  13. Jason

    So 3 freinds who have been playing Blugrass with each other for over 40 years (these guys are in their 70s) came to me to do some quick and dirty live room recording. Great guys, lots of jokes, like working for your grandpa:)
    Great show as always.
    Jason

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  14. Timo

    I had this commercial spot run for six weeks on the radio in El Paso, TX. I did everything except for the female voice. Wrote/Sang/Bass/Guitar/Keys/Drum Program

    Label Exchange Radio Spot
    http://www.myspace.com/timoozuna/music/songs/label-exchange-30-seconds-mp3-81950319

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  15. Chris Bryan

    Hey Ronan and fellow Ronan fans! This show was very helpful as usual! So my entry is for the video my band put together for what we think is a fun new song we co-wrote called “Come.” It was a joint effort recording the audio in our guitar player’s garage and living room with recording gear valued at probably just over $1,500 total. The video was directed and shot by the guitar player’s brother who is a professional photographer. I mixed and mastered the audio and edited the video. Please be gentle as this is one of my first real attempts at mixing and mastering, but any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Ronan, one day I hope to get some real lessons from you instead of just piecing them together in my mind from YouTube and Facebook!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXnkp75vX0Q

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  16. Reid Howland

    A track from my band, The Vinyl Strangers, off our second record. I tracked it, sang, played guitar, and I think I played keys…it’s been a while.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/thevinylstrangers/song/11941444-so-long-heartache

    From Athens, Greece to Athens, Georgia!

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  17. Carey Langille

    Heres a Song i engineered and produced a few years ago from a wonderful folk artist in my province of Nova Scotia!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR2N50_zJRg

    Hope ya like it! I would LOVE the Atty! :) Cheers from Canada!

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  18. Jonathan

    Another great video Ronan! And sure, I’d love to roll the dice on this one. Here’s a track I wrote/recorded/mixed recently, went for a somewhat dirty & saturated sound… https://soundcloud.com/tenbrutes/get-alone

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  19. Sparqee

    Thanks for the show. Here’s a song of mine I just finished mixing. It taught me a few things about how I want to track my next song. In fact… that ATTY might come in handy. ;)

    http://vid.firepixie.com/songs/Las_Amigas%20del_Fuego_2013_more_cowbell.mp3

    I produced, mixed and performed lead vocals.

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  20. Brandon

    Ronan, good show as always. I really dig seeing these.

    I’ll throw my hat in the ring, although this stuff is probably not going to put that huge smile on Ronan’s face (there’s so much great stuff out there!), I think it’s pretty rockin’. This is a band that I cut my teeth with doing my FIRST recording. I’m in the band, wrote most of the music, engineered the record, and mixed it. This was all trial and error for me since it was my first real attempt at recording.

    Anyway, without further delay: http://www.reverbnation.com/blackleafclover

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  21. Ry Nagai

    http://r4×2.bandcamp.com/
    http://ryry.bandcamp.com/
    https://soundcloud.com/ry0
    I produced, engineered, and performed (or sampled) all of this stuff, except for vocals where noted.

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  22. Mark

    Rob — I don’t know the genre really well, but what you’ve done here sounds pretty intense to me.

    Shaun — I like this a lot. Reminds me a little of Flaming Lips, but really cool. I think whatever sampled cymbals you’re using are not helping things. This is especially noticable on the bridge when you’re riding on a crash.

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  23. Bob Bowling

    This song recorded and mixed in my project studio last month. The band is called Artificer

    https://soundcloud.com/bonesproject/artificer-honey-glass
    Thanks for the opportunity

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  24. Corey

    Thanks for doing this show Ronan. Here’s some unreleased tracks from a session last summer I produced in my Seattle basement studio. I also played drums in the band. The songs are unmastered.

    http://soundcloud.com/coreyknafelz/sets/sweet-secrets

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  25. Benoît Lemieux

    What about DSD, DXD and SACD? I’d like to have your comments about those recording programs?

    Thanks you for answer.

    Benoît Lemieux
    Château-Richer, Québec
    Canada

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  26. Donk

    Ronan, your videos are always great. Thanks for what you do. By the way this is a great way to hear tons of new in heard stuff!
    Well my submission is called “back to the gospel” by a friend of mine, and he threw me a chance to do a verse. So I guess I am co artist here as well as recordist and mixer. It’s kinda different from a lot of your other entries. Hope that won’t take anything away from it. Like a early 90’s Christian beastie boys, geez even tying that sound lame.
    Cheers
    Donk
    Here’s the link.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/i55ybvsnn0ifhx5/Back%20to%20the%20gospel%20master.mp3

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  27. Jeff Marshall

    Great show Ronan! Thanks for advocating recording at lower levels. I see way too many people recording too hot lately.

    Here’s a link to a single off a record I just produced, engineered, and mixed:

    http://micahjones.bandcamp.com/track/let-it-go

    The artist is Micah Jones.

    Hope you enjoy it.
    -Jeff

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  28. Wiz

    http://www.ozlandmusic.com on the front page is a youtube video.

    I wrote, recorded and played and sang all the parts. I also edited the music video, and designed the website.

    The song is called “How Long”

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  29. LEGATO

    Been running a home studio for 5 years, basically just enough to cover cost and charge next to nothing, and I’m in it to help bands get paid gigs and have a decent recording, was blessed two years ago when Ralph Patlan practically gave me a TL Audio PA-1, and he thinks it’s cool what I do for bands, also bands are loving what I do more than anything.

    well I did an improv with with a possible band, me on bass, since I meet so many players, for a live improv jam I think this sound cool and got my eye on a APi and will need that box for sure. But I really just want to thank everyone who has helped me in the past and maybe give our improv jam a listen, called DISTANT SHORES.
    http://www.reverbnation.com/ericjohnandlegato

    also here’s my ad on craigslist all the time.
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/muc/3663928216.html

    Thanks for what you do Ronan for all of us.

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  30. Matt Giant

    http://lofistl.com/beth-bombara-all-along

    One of a series of live videos I worked on. I did the on location recording, mixing, engineering, mastering…

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  31. Jim Flud

    Recorded with pro tools 9 thru golden age R1 and pre 73, compressed with joemeek. Really simple Just me and guitar.

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  32. João Paulo Alves

    Hey Ronan, thanks for this great episode!
    This trio I recorded at my graduate recording course, with a pair of very cheap mics (Rode NT1A and AKG 170). It is one of my first recordings of classical music, it’s a Beethoven trio for Flute, Piano and Cello. This performance was recorded with a diferent arrangement for Violin, Piano and Cello. Thanks for the opportunity.

    https://soundcloud.com/jpmna/sets/jamille-jonathan-e-louise-trio

    Greetings from Santa Maria, RS, Brazil!
    Peace, João.

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  33. Steve Young

    For the Atty :

    Some music samples on my website , or =

    It’s Not Supposed to Be That Way (artist, arranger ) =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g8wWUSI9U

    Alabama Highway ( writer , artist ) = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEQp1xDamaE
    2712 Westwood Ave ( Please use entire address )
    Nashville , Tn. 37212-5218

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  34. steve sutton

    started out as assembled samples. Bass riff on verses is the original sample as are some of the percussive sound throughout. Then just through in the ascending keyboard lines and effected guitar on the second half of the verse. My drummer Vernon Luther killed it in the breaks before the all out guitar assault. The second half of the song felt like it needed something. I started thinking about spoken word and remembered Eisenhower’s famous exit speech about the military industrial complex and that just hit home with me. The song was complete.

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  35. Noah Manheimer

    I teach a class called Song Production Workshop. These kids (ages 9-12) wrote, arranged and recorded this song over the course of seven one-hour sessions. On the eighth and final session we shot this music video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-v3WJ-h8p0

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  36. Naoise Cazenove

    Hi Ronan,
    Great episode. Here’s my entry to the ‘contest’
    This was my band that I recorded, produced and mixed.
    Hope you like it.

    https://soundcloud.com/2barefeet/07-existential-fields?in=2barefeet/sets/bluefoot-the-sock-parade-devil

    Cheers Naoise.

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  37. Andy Sartain

    Just moved all my gear to a new studio, this is the first result….
    http://theregrettes.bandcamp.com/

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  38. Marius Bastiansen

    Hi Ronan. Thanks for your videos – loving them!

    Here are three songs which i´ve produced and mixed: http://snd.sc/WXwkmb

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  39. Matthias K.

    Great show!

    Here’s a funny little song by Tom Waits, performed by Dolphin Blue:

    https://soundcloud.com/dolphinblue/cemetery-polka

    Apart from song writing and singing, I did everything on the album (instruments, engineering and album artwork).

    Hope you enjoy!

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  40. nick ryan

    Hey Ronan. Thanks for the videos. Here is some tracks in different genre’s that i have been working on. Have a listen and pick me im a poor student providing my services for free and im dieing to get my hands on some tasty new gear. thanks

    soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/coffee (alt rock)
    recorded produced and mix

    soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/silver-wings (piano)
    recorded produced and mix

    soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/sonia-temptress (rock/pop)
    recorded produced and mix

    soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/ready-or-not (synth-pop)
    recorded produced and mix

    soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/happy-bounce-copy (singer song writer)
    recorded and mix

    soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/blueprint-by-fineprint (rock)
    recorded produced drums and mix

    https://soundcloud.com/nickryan-1/anaconda – (doom)
    recorded produced and mix

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  41. nick ryan

    sorry for all the links i entered the comp then watched the end of the video

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  42. Brian Merrill

    Hello Ronan!

    Here is a video/track from my band The Ditchflowers, called
    In Memory of the Day. Recorded, mixed and produced
    in our home studio by my myself and bandmate/friend, Ed Woltil.

    http://youtu.be/hcGjAgKwAE0

    Love your show and work!

    Best,
    Brian

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  43. ladrumdog

    Hi Ronan,
    I thank you for this opportunity for someone to win this item and show you our work. I have actually had my eye on the a designs ATTY and can see some great uses for this peice of gear. Here is a link to a song that I am the engineer (recording,mix and pseudo mastering) , producer and drummer on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQLqY8nfeEI

    Thanks again

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  44. Jim Flud

    Recorded with R-1 Ribbon Golden age pre 73, pro tools 9 and Joe meek compressor.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh8ArWHjpOU

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  45. Jan-Mikael Erakare

    Apologies…got a little trigger happy there and forgot the necessary info…
    Song name, “Creep”…
    I played all the instruments except the drums, and as embarrassed as I am to admit it, recorded and mixed it too…
    Here it is again…

    Thanks Ronan, for a great resource…

    http://www.broadjam.com/artists/songs.php?artistID=9966&mediaID=303900&play=true

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  46. Rick Brown

    Here’s something I tracked and mixed, as well as played bass and mandolin.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/redeyexpress/song/16336541-deep-elem-blues

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  47. Patrick

    I recorded this myself.
    http://soundcloud.com/patrickjenning/stay-up-too-late

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  48. Evergroove

    Ronan!

    Great episode. Here is my submission. It’s a (licensed) cover of “Welcome to the Machine” by a local band named Lexigram. I engineered, mixed, and co-produced the whole EP but here is a direct link to the song, http://lexigram.bandcamp.com/track/welcome-to-the-machine

    Keep up the great work!

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  49. Eric Best

    I just discovered your site today. Thank you!

    I did everything on this song except write the lyric.

    https://soundcloud.com/the-trees/almost-april

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  50. Nathan Gentry

    Check out The Phantom Dream. I recorded and mixed their first Ep.
    http://www.reverbnation.com/thephantomdream

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  51. Xabier Agirre Arenaza

    Hi

    My project : http://idle.bandcamp.com
    I recorded – mix and play alsmost everything.
    I hope you like it!

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  52. Eric Nupp

    Awesome show and great advice as always.

    Here is my entry:
    https://soundcloud.com/imriela/the-thrill-is-gone

    I did the recording/engineering, editing, and mixing.

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  53. Vincent Lebret

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIk2ubrCRpI

    hey, here’s my entry.
    I did the music, playing, recording and constructing on it ! :) hope you guys like it ! :)

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  54. carlos imperatori

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOgHI_XuNpk

    Producer/Engineer

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  55. Adam Sussman

    Engineering, Mixing and drumming :)

    Huge fan thanks so much for the chance at that ATTY!

    http://www.reverbnation.com/devilsbackbone/song/16592856-east-village-tattoo-queen

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  56. Ben Dixon

    Love your show!

    Here’s some vocal diddies done by myself. Instruments were done by some buddies of mine:

    https://soundcloud.com/brandon_mc/kreuzberg

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  57. Magí

    Hi, there! I produced, took care of the overdubs and mixed this band (soundcloud player in their website):

    http://www.icebend.com/

    From 2010, but one of my best efforts so far.

    Thank you so much for your show, Ronan!

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  58. Rod L. Short

    http://soundcloud.com/studiodude1/03-on-the-prowl

    Great show, as always!
    I engineered, mixed, and pseudo-mastered this song.
    It’s by my Son’s old band, The Paul Allens. My Son, James wrote, played rhythmn guitar, and sang on it. Sadly, he was killed by a drunk driver in 2009. He was 24 years old.

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  59. Bill Mazur

    Hello Ronan,

    Thank you very much for all that you share with us. This was another very informative show.

    Here is a link to a piece from Azure Blue Skies, my 60s/70s European progressive meets contemporary ambient music project. I am the producer, engineer and musician on this piece entitled “Lucid Dreams”: https://soundcloud.com/azureblueskies/lucid-dreams

    All the best!

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  60. Gary Cable

    Hi Ronan,

    Here is one of my favorite recordings, from 10 years ago, inspired by the death of 4 Canadian soldiers early in the war in Afghanistan. I was involved as:

    Co-writer
    Producer
    Piano, synths, male lead & BG vocals

    (Female lead vocals – Analea Wayne, Guitars – Louis Sedmak, Bass – Dere Stremel, Drums – Sandro Dominelli)

    I recorded the bed tracks at my studio, but did not have a ‘go to’ vocal mic so i recorded the vocals and mixed at Homestead Recorders with my buddy Barry Allen, then had the project mastered in Vancouver.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf00WvsOiaU

    I apologize in advance for how YouTube crushes the audio, and the crude set of images I put together for Remembrance Day 2012, but I think the message comes through. I hope to have an American version mixed and mastered for November 11/13. Best regards!

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  61. Hunter Herman

    Here’s a project I did with my son Elliot. Elliot wrote the music, played bass and keys, I produced it and played drums:

    https://vimeo.com/29454124

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  62. sean taylor

    This is an original song. I play all the instruments, vocals, mixed and recorded this track.

    http://soundcloud.com/sean-taylor-2/gilligans-island

    Thanks for listening.

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  63. Les Moorman

    Hey Ronan, hope all is well with you and yours, have really enjoyed watching the road show.

    Here’s a little number from the band I’m playing with, I played rhythm guitar recorded, mixed and (cough cough) “mastered” this cut. Hope you like it

    http://soundcloud.com/gtrman4931/you-dont-know-me-at-all-2

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  64. John Stranovsky

    https://soundcloud.com/taylor810ce/fishing-hsc-1

    Song I wrote and recorded with my daughter who is a 14 y/o with special needs (Russell-Silver syndrome, like downs) She is my music buddy. Sorry I really can’t sing very well but like this because it shows how your mind and fill in gaps. If you solo her track she is mumbling and not annunciating the words, but in the mix it kinda works.

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  65. Willy Weaver

    Hey there Ronan,Love your show
    come check out mine!!
    yours Truly,
    Willy “The Cripple” Weaver http://youtu.be/3ptzOkQZFyU

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  66. Mike Daddario

    Ronan, here is a song I wrote based on feedback I received from my daughter while she was going through rehab (she is sober 6 mos now!). Other than the electric guitar (Chuck Ross), the remainder of the song was performed, recorded, etc. by me in my home studio. Thanks for providing a wonderful service through your videos.

    https://soundcloud.com/mikedaddario/temptation

    Your friend,

    Mike

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  67. Robert Demers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8zjIbvno6s&feature=youtube_gdata

    Here’s a short video of the Spiritual Change Band, John Schwartz and myself playing at the Prince of Peace Special Challenges Group’s Christmas Party. It’s a Leon Redbone song, Christmas Island. I played the guitar, sang, shot and edited my first try at video. We had fun, the important part, lol.

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  68. mathieu

    wow, i can’t believe the number of posts after only two days in here!..

    here is my entry
    http://ateliersonore.blogspot.fr/

    thanks for this great show and good luck everybody!

    mathieu

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  69. Johnny

    Here are a few tracks I made for various television shows and one track I made (After Breathing) for a sound library as one of their demo tracks.

    In all cases I wrote, produced, and mixed the tracks. All guitars are tracked in live by myself and reamped. All other instruments I programmed in manually or played in via midi keyboard. No loops.

    https://soundcloud.com/johnnyrk/sets/atty/s-eEgoE

    Thanks!
    Johnny

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  70. Matt

    Ronan,

    Trying to get some youngsters rockin’-n-rollin’ here in Chicago . . .

    http://bluestatecowboys.blogspot.com/2012/01/meet-electric-rebel-monkeys.html

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Matt

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  71. Luis Allende

    Lots of good mixes up there!

    My humble submission..”Puerto Rican Social Hour”

    The goal was to get lots of “air” and dynamic range in the mix.

    I recorded and mixed using Sonar 8 PE. Used a set of M-audio Delta 66 preamps. Used AKG 414 for horns, everything else was DI or standard studio workhorse mics (57s,58,etc). Nothing above -6 before mastering.

    Mastering done by DR. CAW out of Northbrook,Il (great guy, lots of exp.)

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  72. Luis Allende

    …opps..AlmostJoeMusic.com

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  73. Dennis Zasnicoff

    That´s a lot of entries, good luck! Thanks for the show and the contest.

    Behind the scenes video about one of my productions. I like the music, lots of instruments, cool atmosphere at the studio, challenge to mix.

    Sounds ok at the end, but I would do different these days. But then again, isn´t that always the case?

    My best, Dennis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qov6I-VLOjs

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  74. Tilman

    Hi Ronan,
    this is one of my latest productions in a nice little video!

    http://youtu.be/YKhh1FflqwM

    I dit the recording and mixing for this song.
    hope you like it!

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  75. josh

    this is back when we were still a bunch of angry teenagers
    http://soundcloud.com/joshua-manlunas/01-nuestra-familia-3type

    credits

    music composition
    mixing

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  76. Brent Murphy

    here’s a young singer/songwriter I recorded in my shed … yes, shed :)
    https://soundcloud.com/rascalmusic/wonderland

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  77. Kevin

    Ronan

    Thanks for another great video. I hope to attend a Boot Camp some day. This recording was my first record, I tracked, produced and started with am M-Box, by the time we were done we purchased some nice pre-amps and mics. What is cool is that the intro drum track was our room mic we set up in a tiled bathroom near the kit. We liked so much that we soloed it.

    Hope you like it also.

    Kevin

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  78. Kevin

    May have forgotten the link

    https://soundcloud.com/blackmanstudios/09-worried-sick-1

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  79. william

    Hello Ronan,

    if you have time check this folk music : http://reza.bandcamp.com/

    i’ve Produced, recorded and mixed this album in my batcave.

    By the way i really enjoyed Corey’s music :

    “Corey
    March 22nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    Thanks for doing this show Ronan. Here’s some unreleased tracks from a session last summer I produced in my Seattle basement studio. I also played drums in the band. The songs are unmastered.
    http://soundcloud.com/coreyknafelz/sets/sweet-secrets

    Ps : thx for doing what you do

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  80. Justin Newton

    http://soundcloud.com/jntracks/forging-reverie-the-art-of-1

    Here is a track I recorded, mixed, and mastered in my studio.
    Also a guitarist on this track. Thanks for the great show!
    (Other tracks on my soundcloud site are also samples of my work! There’s a convinient player on my site jntracks.com)

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  81. Tommy Holiday

    Hey Ronan,

    thanks for all the helpful videos, seen them all and really enjoy what your doing. Here’s a link to a record I’ve produced and mixed.

    https://soundcloud.com/serious-blak/serious-blak-martha

    Fingers crossed,
    Tommy

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  82. Brian Plamondon

    Thanks for the podcast Ronan.
    I have a small home project studio and enjoy writing and recording my own material.
    Please check out “Let Me Down”. Used a Universal Audio 710 pre in to an old dbx 162 stereo compressor (only tracking in mono though) into a TC Impact Twin. I use cubase with TC Powercore and UAD 2 plugins. The drums are programmed but all instruments and vocals are myself.
    Thanks for the contest and I hope you get a chance to listen.
    cheers,
    Brian

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  83. Carmen Cocchiaro

    Hi Ronan,
    Great job on the show!
    This is my rockabilly band, The Atomic Raygun.
    I produced, engineered, played guitar and backing vocals.
    Enjoy!
    Carmen

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7569321/Red%20Hot.mp3

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  84. Christian Heilman

    Seattle Jazz Supergroup: Jazz Coelescence – tune: Camarillos Daughter

    https://soundcloud.com/camemiya/camarillos-daughter-dean-taba

    Live remote recording by me – Presonus StudioLive console, Royer Ribbons Overheads, AKG 414s on Horns, AT4033s on Piano, DI and Senn421 on Bass.

    Recorded and Mixed in Pro Tools

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  85. Phillip Broste

    Here is my entry!

    I produced, engineered & mixed this. I also sing lead and play rhythm guitars as well as pedal steel guitar.

    A lot of stuff there, now that I see it written. Not sure if that is a good or a bad thing…

    http://hollywoodtrash.bandcamp.com/track/too-many-thoughts

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  86. Haunted Tiger

    Great show, I have an ATTY right now, i’ve got it always patched in back of a Phoenix stereo DI that I usually run mixes thru. Mostly for saturation, and sometimes you have to end up cranking it up higher than you want going back into the converters.

    It’s great to give it attention in a show.
    Cuz it really does just turn the sound down. So whenever you maybe got enough to get one, it just doesn’t seem any fun to. ::) but it’s really ended up making a big difference to me, cuz that DI wouldn’t be useful for what I like about it if the Atty wasn’t there.

    It actually ended up being my first practical lesson in gain staging. which i just didn’t get at all before, i guess.

    So really great topic for the show. The only thing that I could think of was that, say for example, I was watching this show before I happened to already own one and have a use for it.
    But I wonder if I it might go over my head a little. Even tho you explain exactly about how you put it in back of a thing that you might need to crank the input on and don’t have an output fader or knob for, I think for a lot of people, this is kind of an abstract concept for some reason.

    Becuz in my case it’s kinda funny how much of a different perspective it gave me. you know, cuz all it really is, is a modular output knob or maybe input, depending on how u look at it, but for someone reason, it just made something click into place in my head.

    But I love your show and everytime I check back here, I’m always afraid that you’ll have ended up stopping doing it becuz of being too busy. But more times than not, there’s a new one I haven’t seen yet and it always puts me in a great mood. ::)
    so thanx for that,
    Jefferson

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  87. Lucas in San Diego

    This isn’t a contest entry but I think this might put a smile on your face.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfOHjeI-Bns

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  88. Joe B

    Hey Ronan,

    My entry is a short sound art piece that I plan to use as the intro to an album I’m putting together. It contains a bunch of various samples and field recordings that I felt channeled the emotion I want for the album. Many of the recordings were done binaurally, so give it a listen on speakers and headphones of you can.

    https://soundcloud.com/jgb-music/intro

    Thanks for your time,
    Joe

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  89. Rob

    Here you go then, Ronan!

    Tracked, mixed and produced by yours truly:

    It’s a cover of the Jackson 5 number “I Want You Back”

    http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/15395985

    I threw almost every trick learned at HRBC, Vicenza at it :)

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  90. jeff

    Hello.
    As always, thanks for all the tips!! Here is the site for my humble studio

    http://www.sonicdisorderrecording.com/Sonic_Disorder_Recording_Studio/Home.html

    the music page has some tracks that I’ve done here.
    Thanks!!
    -jeff

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  91. Ash Brigiz

    Shameless plug. Produced and preformed.

    https://soundcloud.com/ash-brigiz/ash-brigiz-wonderful-life

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  92. Mark

    My band “The Guitars”. Recorded with UA 4710-d a 2 track ampex machine and mixed in the box.

    http://theguitars.bandcamp.com

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  93. dan

    great video Ronan thanks! you taught me this at boot camp so why can’t I keep my hands off that damned input knob arrgghhh

    https://soundcloud.com/thejointcompound/neverendingfuckaround-p-3-27

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  94. dan

    whoops I forgot to confess I am responsible for this track in its entirety

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  95. Chris Bond

    Hi Ronan,
    Thanks for the videos.
    I recorded, mixed and produced this for ‘The Familiars’. The brief was to keep things clean and simple, so there’s not a lot of complex production going on. I was pleased with the results. hope you like it.
    http://thefamiliars1.bandcamp.com/album/cunningfolk

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  96. Ross C Cullen

    Great show always on the look out for new episodes, Ronan’s recording show and Pensado’s place big thumbs up I always take something away with every episode, it’s great that they share their insight.

    Here’s some good old rock n roll produced, recorded & mixed by me in Northern Ireland, Mastered out in California.

    Hope you enjoy

    I prefer listening to this while driving but the big studio mains will do rightly :)

    https://soundcloud.com/screaming-eagles/hungry-for-more

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  97. Josh

    Ronan, thank you so much for the videos you do. I have learned a lot about recording at home from you and I thank you for it. I hope I can get out to one of your bootcamps some day, even though I live in Pennsylvania.

    Anyway, I am a aspiring recording engineer, mixer, master’er, drummer, producer, etc. This is a track I recorded with my band Breezewood. I hope you like it!

    I Recorded, Mixed, Mastered, and Co-Produced this song. I also recorded drums, percussion, and background vocals.

    http://breezewoodrocks.bandcamp.com/track/fish-in-the-sea

    Thanks again

    Josh

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  98. Don Bates

    Hey Ronan! Here is my submission to the ATTY contest:

    I recorded, co-produced and mixed with album for an indie band out of chicago named “More Gorgeous.” It is their debut full-length and is titled “Escape From Terror Beach.” It was recorded in various locations around Chicago. I mixed it itb mainly with Waves SSL Series, CLA Compressors and Slate Virtual Console. Check it out and I hope you like it!

    http://www.moregorgeous.bandcamp.com

    I am a young engineer and producer just getting started in Chicago. Just wrapped up tracking another record on a Quad Eight Ventura. Good stuff!!! See you around.

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  99. Jon Rowell

    Hello Ronan,

    I would like to submit my track entitled “Dreamtime” for consideration in your contest. It’s a synth instrumental I composed and mixed. It was recorded using VST software in Samp;itudem may DAW of choice. Thacks for all the great info you disiminate in your videos.

    Jon Rowell
    reverbnation.com/jonrowell

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  100. Psteak

    Hi Ronan! I’ll bite with some tunage:

    https://soundcloud.com/psteak/the-stomach-aches-ritual-2012

    There are two main sequenced drum layers going on, one of which are from one-shot drum samples recorded with the mic in another room from the kit (with the door closed!). Compressing the snot out of the “far-away kit” (as I call that sample set) makes the percussion section sound gigantic all together. Later on there are some live drum recordings from a floor tom. I was borrowing a new mic and happened to record the takes with it facing in the wrong direction, not knowing any better – basically, the pickup pattern was facing the corner of my bedroom. It worked, though!

    As far as the guitar part, I was thinking about the idea of simple “three chord punk” and what can be wrung out of simplicity. I rolled with that and figured might as well see how creative one could get even a step further, constructing the core of a rock song only using a single chord at that. I recorded the though a VST then treated it as one would a sample to be manipulated.

    For this mix, I added in some stereo room-amped layers, recorded with a hand-held while moving around the room and spinning in circles. You can hear this most notably at the break section. I think this adds a certain impossible-to-do-otherwise live energy to the whole piece, whether as a subtle undercurrent or, at other times, as overt weirdness.

    Thanks for your videos.

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  101. Bert

    Thanks for the informative episode.
    Below is my entry for the contest.
    I did the recording, mixing and play bass on this track.
    https://soundcloud.com/fools-and-dirty-lovers/sleeping-giants

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  102. Mr Clean

    Here’s a little tune I recorded solo.

    Drums done with DrumsFromHell
    Vocals through a Studio Projects VTB1 PreAmp & Red5 Audio RV6 LDC Mic (Lightly Comp’d)
    Jim Deacon Acoustic – Flat, no EQ or Comp
    Cheap Electric – Di’d, Aplitude 2 – Touch of overdrive/Auto-Wah on solo
    Hofner Bass – DI’d, Ampeg Bass Sim. My own preset.
    Reverb Bus
    Master Bus – Nomad tape simulation

    https://soundcloud.com/mrcleanx/you-gotta-have-faith

    “You’ve gotta have soul…..in your shoes!”

    Cheers

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  103. SeanG

    Hey Ronan,
    Here’s my shot for the contest. It’s a song from my band Strange Land called Root Canal In 3-Part Harmony.

    http://strangeland.bandcamp.com/track/root-canal-in-3-part-harmony

    I recorded and mixed the song. I also played guitar, bass, and sang some backing vocals. My cohort in Strange Land, Brad, played the drums and sang lead and backing vocals. We co-wrote the song together. I record with Reaper and a bunch of cheap to moderately prices gear.

    Thanks!

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  104. Patrick

    Recording and mix Engineer

    http://youtu.be/FTkVGEqQVeY

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  105. Lee

    This is an old analog recording done 10+ years ago on a Tascam 388. It’s a live instrumental 3 piece take. The drummer is playing electronic drums, live cymbals, DI bass and Mic’d guitar. I played guitar and did everything from tracking to final mix. This was done with the 338’s onboard preamps. The bass was compressed going into the board and the delay on the guitar is a pedal. There are no added effects, but I did use an Aphex Aural Exciter on the final mix: a tool I liked for analog, but haven’t found a home for it in a digital environment.

    http://soundcloud.com/wavedrone9/happy-go-madly

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  106. Arnie Young

    Hey Ronan,
    Here’s a link to my band’s ReverbNation Page for consideration. I tracked, mixed and mastered the songs in my studio, oh yeah played guitar on them also. Great show Ronan, I have watched every episode!
    Thanks, Arnie

    http://www.reverbnation.com/backlashme

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  107. jeff

    Ok, I’ll bite.

    But you understand if you give this thing to me it’ll screw up my whole recording “aura” of only two mics and a preamp. A forth item could ruin the whole mystique. But here it goes:

    http://www.nobodytheband.com

    Had this maniac in Venice Beach mix it. He made it actually resemble music. [Take a bow].

    Great idea though. Can’t you do the same thing by turning down the input on the DAW while turning up the preamp? [but what do I know].

    Rating: 5+

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  108. Brian Knapp

    Great show Ronan! I love the concept of using compression as an effect, not as a volume knob. Here is a song I tracked, mixed and co-produced here in Madison, WI. We recorded it at a cabin outside of town with mostly hand built Neve 1073 copies me and my buddy built. Enjoy!

    https://soundcloud.com/brianjknapp/stop-playing-games-with-my

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  109. Allister Bradley

    Hi Ronan,

    As usual, thanks for the video. I always find great tips in your videos, and usually something that makes me smile, too (like the last second of this episode – “are you filming something?”).

    I’m a singer/songwriter/studio geek in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. My third studio album (2011) was the first for which I took over engineering and production, so it was also the longest recording project I’ve ever done… In the end, though, thanks to tips and tools I’ve picked up along the way – including a bunch from your videos – I’m thrilled with the end result.

    The album was tracked in three separate locations – Barber Shop Studios in New Jersey, VNG Productions in Guelph, Ontario (Canada), and my own Left Side Studios in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada). I mixed it at Left Side, and had it mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering in Toronto, Ontario.

    So this is a good example of my writing, performing, arranging and engineering. Here’s a link to the title track from the album.

    https://soundcloud.com/allister-bradley/08-allister-bradley-never-came

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  110. Chris Smith

    Hey Ronan,

    I enjoyed your vid! Here’s my link for the contest:

    http://music.cbc.ca/play/artist/Seventh-Stone/The-Worlds-a-Little-FuNky

    Now I’ll share a little info about my project.

    We had a ball recording this album, and I wore many hats during the process. I recorded and mixed the album, and also played guitar and sang on the project. We were lucky enough to have this engineer Ronan Chris Murphy master it for us, and he did a great job! ;)

    I have a project studio at my house, and when it came time to record the beds I asked the guys in the band to stay at my place for the weekend, so we could really stay focused on the music. We worked hard during the days, but during the nights we ate and drank like kings. Now here’s the kicker… my wonderful wife took my 3 beautiful kids to her parents place for the long weekend so that I wouldn’t have any distractions. I’m so lucky to have such a supportive family. :)

    Keep rockin!

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  111. Gary White

    Hey Ronan – I’m new to your show – I Love it! Good common sense stuff..
    In case anyone’s interested, I compress vocals twice on the way in – Focusrite green 3 preamp to catch the very big notes, then into TLAudio 5021 valve comp to smooth out and colour – gets the vocalist in the zone and confident – they sound massive in their headphones!
    My site has some videos, and some cover versions etc. All my own productions, and some original compositions. Check out my Youtube link if you get time too! Cheers. Gary

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  112. Gary White

    http://www.musicsynctank.com (!!!)

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  113. Steve Hoggart

    http://soundcloud.com/p-i-g-1/full-stop-scratch-vox?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=mshare&utm_medium=email&utm_content=http://soundcloud.com/p-i-g-1/full-stop-scratch-vox

    A rehearsal vocals overdubbed live tracks Marshall JMP 1 pre into Focusrite line 6 flex tone into Focusrite for guitars. Bass amped SVT 3 DI into Focusrite drums MIDI into metal foundry vocal modified SE 5600 into TFPro all recorded into Cubase music in one take first vocal take scratch vox….
    Big noisy row with catchy bits…

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  114. Ken Reibeling

    Hey World Traveler,
    Here are some kids I did a while back.I all ready have some Atty’s so give it somewhere else,but here it is anyway,since I am one of your Bootcamp kids.
    Greece looks amazing.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3750034/James%20COG%20FS.mp3

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  115. Tony Koretz

    Ronan…another great show (as usual). Love the way you presnt stuff, always makes me smile.
    Here’s a link to an instrumental track of mine I recorded a couple of years ago. I think from memory I recorded and mixed it in one day, and then put the video together the folowing day.. Basically, everything on it was done by me ( except drums which I put together from loops.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD-cZS4TbF0

    The photographs in the slide show were taken by me around the North Island odf New Zealand…and I put the video together as well. As for the music: From memory……
    Electric guitar: Ibanez 540R into a 5150 combo. Mic preamps used here were a pair of 1970’s Spectra Sonics 110 that I racked up myself with Triad A-67-J input and Jensen JE-123-A output transformers.

    Acoustic guitar: Maton CW80. Mics were a Rode NTK and an AKG C451
    Preamps were a pair of 1970’s Valley People Trans Amp racked up

    Various Keyboards and Bass ( can’t remember what I did there).
    Outboard Compressors used were a PRO VLA and a Valley People 440 ( maybe others too..can’t quite remember).
    ITB compression used as well (URS and Waves I think from memory).
    Mostly mixed ITB but submix stems were sent out to a home built ( by me) summing mixer equipped with Ward Beck M450B summing amps.

    Cheers…and keep the great videos coming Ronan!!

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  116. Brian Toye

    boobs.

    did you laugh?? thanks for taking the time to upload all these entertaining and informative videos. Iv got an api 3124+ and the output is sooooo HOT. Not as hot as boobs but pretty hot.

    here is a cover of one of my fav songs i recorded a couple years ago:

    https://soundcloud.com/toye_b/madworldcover

    here is a vid of a drum session i engineered for a 5 song ep that I should be finishing up within a couple weeks (synced audio is a bounce of the tune after guitars were tracked):

    http://youtu.be/YEwsL06_F9M

    The end.

    Cheeeers!

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  117. Benno Kaiser

    Hey Ronan,
    I hope you like this one: http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/34118989
    Recording, Mixing, Video Editing and the strange Elvis there, it’s all my doing.
    All the best
    Benno ‘Benito’ Kaiser

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  118. Tim Nelson

    Been trying to get my band Cupids Rage to sit down and properly record a couple demos but its like pulling teeth so one of the practice’s I threw a single overhead on the kit mic’d the kick and snare got a direct raw signal off the bass and Lead guitar. After reamping and laying my parts down they were convinced to take a little time to comp some vocals. Not the best to work with but usable I guess. http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_4625286

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  119. Frank Hertzberg

    This is trom the time I was the drummer of Ribozyme, I also had a finger on som arrangement.

    Hope it will put a smile to your face… :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlVVy2YRgn4

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  120. Kevin Williams

    Love the show Ronan! In January I recorded a live taping of a cool band called “Matt Otis and the Sound” at Duquesne University. The band was really great and it was a pleasure working with them. They basically nailed the songs in one take. We were pleased with the way the mixes turned out. You can check it out at

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L37a8H3kZZA

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  121. Steve Loree

    Hi Mr. Murphy!

    In Michael Stavrous book mixing with your mind he talks about maximizing digital levels being more important in digital than analogue as low level digital loses focus or clarity. pg 135 mixing with your mind ” Certainly, you can generate a false sense of headroom by targeting your headroom below the optimum recording level by aiming for say -18db but you should be aware that you are degrading the signal to some degree. A mastering engineer named Noah Mintz also talked to me about maximizing my bits for superior audio quality. What do you feel about this?

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  122. Steve Loree

    here is my contest entry, I produced endgineered and mixed this recording.
    thanks.
    Steve

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  123. Ronan

    Steve, I am not sure how something could loose focus tracked with peak levels at -18dBfs (which looking at that figure we would probably be talking about RMS levels there). Even if we were talking about peak levels, with a decent 24 bit converter, that is capturing a signal with a dynamic range in excess of 100dB. What do you record in your studio that can take advantage of more than 100dB of dynamic range? When you consider the signal to noise ratio of a Neumann u87 is about 94dB (100 dB is twice that). My big concern with this stuff is that the analog stages of lesser converters can start to crap out with high levels even before clipping and even worse with high levels you run the risk of clipping and loosing a performance.

    The reason I rant about this stuff is because in my couple decades of working with digital, I have have seen plenty of projects ruined by high levels and I have never seen a 24bit digital project ruined by low levels.

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  124. Matt Herman

    https://soundcloud.com/mattherman/american-canyon

    Hi Ronan, I really enjoyed your compression tutorial, and here is my submission: American Canyon. A nice little solo-guitar song I recorded a few years ago, the guitar and all elements of recording are by yours truly.

    Thanks,
    Matt

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  125. Todd Purnick

    Just trying to gather some equipment so I can make a decent recording, so I thought I would post a home video of one of my songs. BTW: little cameras have great compression.

    Peace

    http://youtu.be/JdNCIG0KE0Q

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  126. Dan Wool

    Kind of a short one. I composed and engineered. It’s cue from a project I’m working on for filmmaker Alex Cox. https://soundcloud.com/danwool/happytrees

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  127. David R.

    Hi Ronan, I liked your video. Thanks.

    Here is my song called Hypocrisy. I wrote it, played all the instruments and sang, recorded, mixed…heck I even made my own coffee!

    http://soundcloud.com/david-r-5/hypocrisy

    Influences? Too many to list, though lately I have been working on a dance remix of John Cage’s’ 4:33 if that gives you any indications.

    Peace out,
    -David R.

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  128. jimmy johnson

    Here is a link to a record i did back in April 2011 with The Aristocrats for their debut cd.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atVhrTzp7hE

    My role in this was the engineer of the album. we spent 2 weeks working on tones, song structure and the recording. Working with these guys, Marco Minnemann, Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller was one of the coolest sessions i had done.
    please enjoy and support local music!!!!

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  129. Noel Mueller

    Hey there!

    Loved your video. A friend of mine and I recently started a record label where I get to engineer and mix all the bands! Here’s our first record release.. http://cavern666.bandcamp.com I recorded these guys in two 8 hr sessions, all digitally, mixed/mastered all in the box.

    Bet you wont hear much natural sounding high energy thrash/stoner metal in this contest!

    I await your decision!
    Thanks,
    Noel Mueller
    -Noel

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  130. Patrick

    Hi Ronan,

    Here’s a song I played guitar on:

    http://vimeo.com/63115095

    I got to work with some real legends on this one. It was recorded live by Justin Guip, mixed by Bob Clearmountain, and mastered by Bernie Grundman. And I got to play guitar with the master, Larry Campbell. The incredible singer/songwriter is my wife, Essie Jain.

    I wish every session I did was this amazing.

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  131. Haunted Tiger

    Ronan, i have a question, about levels for digital.
    When you mention that you’ve seen projects messed up by too hot levels in digital, is it just the clipping that you mean?
    or have you noticed any more subtle differences?

    I’d really love to see a show on this topic. maybe touching a little on gainstaging and showing what can go wrong with different gear going into each other.
    I think the way u describe things is really great and would do a lot of good in this area.
    Maybe also briefly explain different ideas or your own advice for reference monitor levels.

    that’d be such a cool show and I think it’s something that’s been becoming more and more of an issue for a while now.

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  132. Dylan Wood

    Hey ronan, i use pro tools now, but heres a song i did about 5 or 6 years ago on garage band when i was in high school :D Thanks for the great shows, you are a gentleman and a scholar!

    https://soundcloud.com/timeofwolves/no-more-good-nights

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  133. Jonathan Saxon

    Hi Ronan,

    https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-saxon/playtime

    I play the mbira on this track. Actually, it’s a Hugh Tracey alto Kalimba. Wayne Peet engineered, mixed, and mastered everything at his studio in Mar Vista, CA called New Zone Studios.

    The basic mbira melodies are mic’ed in stereo using two AKG 414s.

    During the solo section I used a Dean Markley transducer pickup because the mbira was going through two pedals – a Cry Baby wah wah pedal with an Electro-Harmonix LPB-1 Power Booster in front of it. I unfortunately forgot which speaker cabinet and head we used. I do remember we cranked it pretty loud, though.

    On the very last note of the song Wayne added UA’s Roland Space Echo plug-in.

    Thanks for listening. I hope it puts a smile on your face.

    Best,

    Jonathan

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  134. James Ramm

    Hey,
    I’d like to post an entry as something you might/will know…hope thats ok!

    This is off our EP and goes down pretty well now we’ve started playing live:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp2z2JlTzxY

    I used two mics; a shure sm81 and a Golden Age Project R1. A couple of interesting things are the organ and percussion sounds.
    The percussion is me outside chopping wood. I had to buy an especially long mic cable as at the time I didn’t have any kind of portable recorder :)
    I sampled it a few times and then pitch shifted it in the DAW.

    The organ is played through the MIDI output of a digital piano into a VST on a laptop. The output of the laptop was then run through a reeeallly cheap guitar reverb pedal and an old leslie speaker, using the R1 to record it.
    If I remeber correctly, the only preamp I used was the focusrite ISA one, although I could’ve also used an SPL Gold Mike…

    The video is a ’silly symphony’ we messed around with.

    We are recording again very soon, this time with a recording philosophy to match our songwriting philosophy – ‘organic-ness’. We’ll be using a local church and mic’s/preamps that I have mostly built myself.
    It’s kinda like the same enjoyment/fulfilment as growing your own food!

    BTW the songs posted by Pablo Vidal (Nancy Y Julio) is AMAZING!!!

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  135. Matt Cambridge

    Hi there, great down-to-earth clear tips as usual. the ATTY looks really interesting, a great tool for more tonal possibilities. anyway here’s the track i engineered and co-produced with a good friend of mine for his EP. it was recorded in different rooms of my student house (which surprisingly sounds better than the live rooms at uni) late last year:

    http://simonparton.bandcamp.com/track/kaleidoscope

    the intro consisted of some guitar chords which were reversed, then recorded through a space echo into a echo chamber (bathroom) downstairs. it worked quite well!

    regards

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  136. DR-J

    Here we go:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8AdqS1KUKE

    I did the recording, guitars, vocals, some percussions and assisted the mixing. Mixing done @heyday-studio.de. Mastered @ Ojai California, The Mastering Lab.

    ROCK-ON!

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  137. edotd

    Here is a recent mix I did for an artist called Pomrad, enjoy!
    (credit:mixing engineer)

    https://soundcloud.com/xlr8r/pomrad-pomslap

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  138. Throstur Johannsson

    Hi Ronan, thanks for great recordingshow. Been following since the very first episode.

    Here is a little video with few clips of the work I have done in the past 4 years.

    Everything is recorded and mixed by me in my little studio except one band named Rokk was mixed by another mixing engineer. and in few songs I also play the guitar.

    here is the link (I think you dont have to log in)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151522445224704&set=vb.193469334703&type=3&theater

    greetings from Iceland

    Throstur

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  139. Jake McCready

    Real world tips for sure! Here’s a track I did for a comedian’s DVD and opening track. My cousin and I put the whole thing together in my basement. You can definitely hear the compression on this one. Everything was tracked in Logic through focusrite saffire pres and mostly stock plugs (exception of some use of the massey tapehead).

    https://soundcloud.com/jamaudiorecording/don-zombie-mix-1

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  140. Mat Orbeck

    Hi Ronan!

    Thanks for all of the great videos. I have learned so much, and it is great that you are passing on what you have learned.

    My submission is a track that I wrote a long time ago (1997). I never got the vocal quite right and just set it aside. One day I was recording a demo for this singer/songwriter. I played this song for her, told her what it was about. A few days later she emailed me and asked me to send an MP3 of the track. I sent it to her, and an hour later she sent me a rough vocal with the new lyric and melody. It was an amazing and spontaneous collaboration. I only got two vocal takes, and then she was off to her next adventure. The mix is a rough since I haven’t had time to do a true mix, but this is still listenable, and I think it is perhaps the song I am most proud of. I am just really thankful that I had such a wonderful group of people working with me.

    Hope you enjoy!
    Mat

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  141. Mat Orbeck

    https://soundcloud.com/matocaster/comedown-feat-liz-cornish-2012

    Missing the link I guess…

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  142. Vlad Vesselinov

    https://soundcloud.com/misterpercy/friends

    I did everything on it using a $100 mic with a built-in interface and mostly virtual instruments.

    I love your show!

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  143. Jo Ellis

    A track about Aztec human sacrifice rituals that I produced, engineered, mixed and mastered for South African power metal band Strident. I also arranged all the backing vocal parts for them. We tracked the song over 7 days, resulting in a +/-150-track-mix. The percussion part at the start of the song even features their drummer slapping his own stomach!

    http://soundcloud.com/joellis/strident-blood-of-the-sun

    From Chaos To Glory!!!

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  144. Chris Jonlick

    You can hear my music at soundcloud.com/Handsomecracker

    I would recommend the song Amazing. I produced, co-wrote, mixed and recorded it.

    I used a tin cup full of pens to get the rolling percussive sound. There was a lot of really fun. Plenty of live and programmed sounds make for a really cool mix and a really fun sound.

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  145. Arild Bergly

    Hi,

    Thank you for a great channel, for providing inspiration and education!

    Please check out our work! I’ve produced and programmed everything in our home studio. I appreciate any feedback!

    Sincerly,

    Arild Bergly

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  146. Dawn Dineen

    I want to throw a hat in the song-ring too!! It’s called “Séance” and features audio of my speaking voice when I was seven years old.

    https://soundcloud.com/dawndineen/s-ance

    As a kid, I used to play with my Grandmother’s 2-track analog tape recorder constantly. I walked around recording my own voice, interviews with my family and made up stories and songs. Once I told a ghost story about a séance. Fast-forward 30 years later and I took the cassette of that recording and wrote an instrumental piece of music to go with it. I recorded and mixed this in a small home studio and I played all the instruments: keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. The recording was created on a Tascam 2488 with a handful of mics (no software or editing aside from the vocal).

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  147. Bo Johansson

    A cover of Comfortably Numb. I did everything except the vocals on the chorus.
    https://soundcloud.com/bojomusic/comfortably-numb?in=bojomusic/sets/covers-1331

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  148. Bob Lazo

    Ronan:

    Thanks for the podcasts.

    Thought You might find this interesting.

    The song is Strictly Speaking written and performed by myself.

    This song is performed live into a Zoom H4n. One take. Dropped beat and all.

    * Additional processing is a bit of EQ from a UAD Massive Passive, a tiny bit of compression from a UAD Shadow Hills compressor and the Slate VTM.

    The acoustic guitar is a beginner style Aquarius-Forty years old.

    https://soundcloud.com/audiolazo

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  149. Joey Daddario

    Hey Gang,

    Here’s a remix of our song “Red Letter Day”. Remixed after studio remodel and lots of hours spent with RCM – song is so much better now…amazing how that happens.

    http://joeyandjeanie.com/media/Red%20Letter%20Day%20ReMix-097.mp3

    Joey Daddario

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  150. john april

    hello! excellent information and contest. i recorded this singer/guitarist at my house, and mixed it. i played steve gadd inspired (50 ways to leave your lover) percussion. i wanted a natural sounding recording that did not sound like a “studio”. all natural, no protools or any computer stuff. recorded on a tascam dp-24. i hope you like it.

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  151. john april

    i dont see the link in my post, so im trying again :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11xi21OG3TU

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  152. Jacob

    Mixed:

    https://soundcloud.com/voidsloth/old-mans-blues

    The artist is Seasick Mama.

    Thanks for setting this up as a great way to get the community involved! Also for the opportunity to win win win!

    -JAKE-

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  153. Fraz Ali Sikander

    Song composed,sequenced/arranged, sung, recorded, mixed, mastered by Fraz Ali, means everything done by me Alone:)

    You definately dont know the language and type of music(Eastern classical)
    but music has no language.

    Link is

    https://vimeo.com/63048974
    Rgds,

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  154. Mario Medina

    It’s passed May 1st, I don’t mind. I hope whoever won the ATTy will use it a lot.
    I really enjoy your videos!

    Amps for Buddha ~ ‘Everything Burns’ http://youtu.be/eosBy58_Hws

    All Music Written, Performed, Recorded and Mixed by Mario Median at Do It Yur Damn Self Studios, Milwaukee, WI

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  155. Lukas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVguXWb4kFY

    I was the vocalist and guitarist in the recording

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