Category Archives: How to

6 Tips for submitting songs for mix (at any studio)

Due to the high volume (pun intended) of mixes coming in remotely, I  thought I would share some helpful information to those submitting material to be mixed by a professional recording engineer, such as myself.  There are some things …

Logic Pro X – Here’s the info you NEED to know.

Logic Pro X has just hit the app store this past Tuesday, and @ The Horse, we have to stay on top of the newest technology, and this certainly qualifies.  It has been more than 3 years since Apple …

Jay paid $55 @TheHorse and walked away with an hour’s worth of recorded material that sounded like this:

Jay probably doesn’t want the world to hear his second rehearsal with a new band in his new favorite recording studio – He probably wouldn’t want all of his friends hearing his imperfections as he tries to figure out a …

8 Ways to Make your beats fatter at Home! – Big Drums! Low Bass! Wide Synths!

Everyone wants to be VIRAL.  Everyone seeks the LARGEST drums sound.  Everyone needs the WIDEST synth sounds.  Everyone wants to do it at home in their underwear.  Here are some ways you can achieve these goals.

Making beats is …

4 Ways to avoid a thin, weak guitar tone:

This question has come up several times over the years, under different contexts.  I was in the studio (as always) last week chillin’ with Fil Kinetic and John Joe Ambriz.  We were having a not-so-heated discussion about guitar tones, …

Fastest trick in the world to calculate delay times and song tempo in under 20 seconds!

Here is a quick little trick you can use to calculate delay times for a song, and even get the tempo in under 20 seconds.  Here’s the scoop to speed you up!stop-watch

Take a regular stopwatch – it must have …

4 Ways to Make Your Music Tracks Sound BIGGER…

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Here are four things you can do to make your music sound bigger, fuller and wider – crush your competition with these simple tips you can do in your own environment.  We are never too old to learn something!

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5 Ways to Piss off your Sound Recording Engineer:

Here are 5 things you should try to avoid if you don’t want to piss off your sound recording engineer:

1. Bringing in distorted, unlabeled or bad audio tracks can make it difficult or even impossibe to help your sound. …