Show 103 – GarageBand and Songwriting In Your DAW

In this week’s show, Jesse talks about the features and uses for GarageBand and Ryan talks about suing your DAW software as a songwriting tool.

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Show 100 – Using Speakers as Mics and Recording Drums at Greenhouse Studios

In this week’s show, Ryan talk about using different kinds of speakers as microphones and Jon talks to Chris Holmes at Greenhouse Studios about recording drums at a professional studio.

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Home Recording Tactics – (Jon affiliate link), (Ryan affiliate link)

Greenhouse Studios

iTunes Home Recording Show Page – Write us a review to celebrate our 100th show!

Here is the 2″ speaker from an answering machine that I used as a mic for the segment:

Show 97 – Mix Submissions and Guitar Strings

This week we cover all the comments from the previous show, the mix submissions from the show before that, and Jon talks about changing your guitar strings.  This is a long show, but there is tons of listener feedback and content in this one.

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Show 92 – Avid HD Native and the new Mbox line

This week Ryan talks about the new Avid HD Native line and Jesse discusses the new Mbox line.

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Avid HD Native

Avid Mbox

Show 91 – Bobby Owsinski Interview

This week Ryan interviews Bobby Owsinski.  The interview is a long one, so the entire show will just be the one segment.  Take a listen… it is more than worth the time.

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Bobby Owsinski

For more great music stories

The Wrecking Crew

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Respect Yourself – The Stax Story

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Atlantic Records – The House That Ahmet Built

Show 89 – Nothing But Kick Drum Mics

This week Ryan is joined by Randy Coppinger to determine which of the most commonly used microphones would give us a great kick drum sound.  This is a big segment.  This show is almost double the time of our regular show and only one segment.  If you ever wanted to know what is the best way to get your kick sound, this show just may give you that answer.

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Randy’s Kick Drum Wiki – Check out the Gregg Bissonette interview and pictures of this shootout.

Kick Drum Mic Types from Recording Hacks

Full Length Mixes of Examples

Microphones:

Audix D6
AKG D112
Electro-Voice RE20
Heil PR 40
Shure SM7B
Sennheiser 421
Crown PCC-170
Audio-Technica AE2500
Audio-Technica ATM250 DE