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  • Improve Your Recordings and Mixes, on the Cheap
    Some of the easiest ways to improve your recordings are also the cheapest. In fact, the most effective techniques require no money at all. Here’s a collection of tips you might find helpful the next time a pricey piece of gear stands between you and great recordings. Help from others Have a friend perform: Home […]
    - 1 Jun 08, 12:24am -
  • 10 Myths About Normalization
    The process of normalization often confuses newcomers to digital audio production. The word itself, “normalize,” has various meanings, and this certainly contributes to the confusion. However, beginners and experts alike are also tripped up by the myths and misinformation that abound on the topic. I address the 10 most common myths, and the truth behind […]
    - 20 Apr 08, 12:17pm -
  • Using Delays for 3D Sound Placement
    The easiest way to move a track “back” in a mix is to lower its volume. This works because in our everyday lives, sounds get quieter as they recede from us, so we’re accustomed to the effect. But our brains also use other cues to determine distance. For example, human hearing excels at matching a […]
    - 4 Mar 08, 11:57pm -
  • Busy Day
    My apologies if you tried to reach Hometracked earlier and saw a 503 error. The site got a little busy – visitors from Digg, Reddit, and the awesome AbsolutePunk – and Dreamhost throttled my bandwidth. (So much for the 10Tb, I guess.) No matter, everything looks to be running again, and the hate-mail from angry […]
    - 8 Feb 08, 2:48am -
  • Vocal EQ Tips
    Here are some tips and techniques for treating vocal tracks with EQ while mixing. Most importantly: Every voice is different, and every song is different. That advice bears remembering, even if you’ve heard it dozens of times. When you find yourself approaching a vocal mix on auto-pilot, applying effects “because they worked last time,” consider […]
    - 8 Feb 08, 2:48am -
  • Auto-Tune Abuse in Pop Music – 10 Examples
    Pitch correction software has applications from restoration and mix-rescue to outright distortion of a voice or instrument. I’ll discuss some of the more tasteful uses of these auto-tune tools (whether the original from Antares, or a variant like the free GSnap) below. But first I thought I’d highlight their misuse to illustrate the effects we […]
    - 6 Feb 08, 3:45am -

Inside Home Recording

  • Settling for the Best Roofing Expert
    A roof is a part of the house that helps provide the ideal cover to the house occupants. It helps protect them from harsh weather conditions like the sun, strong winds, and rain. The kind of roof you use in your home will provide you with the shelter you need. Make sure you have the best in your house.If you are constructing a new home, then you should do your research to understand the best type. There are several materials which you can use in roofing your home. The use of metal sheet is common among many homeowners. You can also use tiles and other materials that will ensure you have quality shelter over your head. How your roof has been installed matters.You can hire roofers in Oshkosh WI who will help ensure everything is done perfectly. Most roofing experts do not only do installation but also a replacement. There are times you may be required to replace your roof. It can become worn out as a result of old age.You will notice that your iron sheets may start rusting or algae and other substances may start forming on your tiles. Leakage is also a sign that you need to replace your roof. Leaving it that way will make the stay in your home difficult, especially during the rainy season. The following are some of the things you should consider when hiring a roofing expert.Service RatesYou should consider the amount a specific roofing expert is charging for their services. This may differ depending on some issues like the quality of service offered. Experienced companies or those that are ranked high tend to charge more for installation or replacement service. Consider the quality of service provided as you also look for one costing reasonably.ExperienceYou must consider the level of expertise of the roofing expert you want to hire. Have a look at the number of successful installations, replacements, and repairs they have carried out in the past. The period they have been carrying out this job will also help you pick the best.RatingsYou should also look at how a particular roofing company or expert is ranked in your area. There are so many of them, but not all of them offer the service you may want. You will find different sites where they are ranked according to the kind of service they provide. Look for those who are ranked top.…The post Settling for the Best Roofing Expert appeared first on Inside Home Recording.
    - 4 Apr 19, 9:26am -
  • Choosing the Best Bathtub for Your Bathroom
    A bathtub can easily transform the interior of your bathroom. Since everyone will like to have a place to enjoy a nice bath as he or she winds up or starts the day, it is therefore essential that you find and purchase the best and most comfortable stainless steel bathtub in the market. The good news is that in the current times, finding the perfect one has been made easy if you know how to use online search engines. In this dot com generation, all you need to find and see the different bathtubs available in the city or online stores is a smartphone or a laptop. E-commerce has taken over and made life simpler because not only can you find anything you want online, but you can also order and have them delivered at your front door. However, before making that order for a new bathtub, written here is what you need to consider.MaterialThe most important thing you must consider if you want the best bathtub is the material. As you search online or visit different stores looking for that perfect tub, you will realize that they come in a variety and they are made from different materials. The most common materials used to make bathtubs are cast iron, copper and wood. The choice you will make when purchasing one depends on your personal preference.ColorChoosing the right color when purchasing a tub can also enhance the looks of your bathroom. You will be glad to know that there are a variety of colors that you can choose from to complement the overall theme of your bathroom. However, you should also know that color can also vary depending on the material used to make the tub.Size and ShapeAs you are looking at different tubs, you should not forget to note down the size and shapes. The size and shape also depend on your personal preference. However, you also need to consider your bathroom space. If you have a room with sufficient space, then you are at an advantage because there will be no limitation to the type and size of the bathtub you will purchase.CostThe last but equally important factor to consider is the cost. Money plays a significant role when it comes to buying any product. And the same applies when purchasing a bathtub. There are many types of tubs available in the market today, but they all vary in price. Note that the amount can also vary depending on the store you are making your purchase.…The post Choosing the Best Bathtub for Your Bathroom appeared first on Inside Home Recording.
    - 21 Mar 19, 6:49am -
  • Reasons to Hire a Bedbug Exterminator
    It is essential that you hire the services of a bedbug exterminator if you suspect that you may have bedbugs in your home. These experts will take all necessary measures to ensure that they get rid of all the bugs and any other pests that may be in your home safely and effectively. Some of the top reasons why you should opt for professional bed bug exterminator Baltimore and not home remedies are highlighted below.To Save MoneyIt might cost you some money to get the services of bedbug exterminators, but you will be saving a lot more in the long-run. For starters, the professional exterminators get insecticides at lower prices as they buy in bulk. The saved cost is passed on to you. Secondly, there are various species of bedbugs that are not responsive to certain pesticides. Being professionals, the exterminators will know the exact species that has infested your home and the products to use that will get the job done effectively. You will thus not need to go through the entire extermination process after some time, saving you money.To Reduce RiskInsecticides constitute a significant health hazard to both human and animals. Without being handled the right way, they can cause harm to your family and any pets that you may have. Professional exterminators are well-trained and can use the insecticides safely. They also have to follow specific regulations set by governing bodies that are meant to protect every animal and human from the adverse chemical effects caused by insecticides.To Save TimeThe process of bedbug extermination can be quite demanding and time-consuming. Due to lack of experience, you may have to do it a couple of times before you succeed, which only takes more time. The professional bedbug exterminators have all the expertise and equipment necessary to rid your home of all the bugs within the shortest time possible. You do not even need to be present when the job is being done, meaning that you can invest your time in other duties.To Get AdviceAmong the services that a bedbug exterminator will provide is to offer you relevant information related to your infestation problem. They will tell you how to avoid future infestation by bedbugs and other pests in your home. For example, you will get recommendations on how to deal with possible sources of water and food for the pests, which attract them.…The post Reasons to Hire a Bedbug Exterminator appeared first on Inside Home Recording.
    - 14 Mar 19, 5:34pm -
  • Choosing the Best Outdoor Security Cameras
    Buying and installing the best outdoor security cameras can help save the day whenever a crime happens. Cases of home intrusion and robberies have taken their toll in the current times. And most of these cases have not been solved because of lack of evidence. Making sure you have quality security cameras installed in your home is the best way to guarantee your home security.Not that intruders will not be able to get in, but for the fact that you will be able to know in advance to trigger your sirens and call the police. If you want to buy security cameras, you will be glad to know that there are many brands and models available out there. However, you need to consider these tips if you want to find the best.BrandThe first thing you must consider when choosing a security camera is the brand. Understand that the brands usually represents everything when it comes to buying any tech gadget. If you are looking for the best security cameras, you should, first of all, do some research and know more about the different brands that are available. You can identify the top quality security camera brands by reading reviews.ModelOne thing you will realize when looking at different security camera brands is that most brands also have different models. And these models usually come with different specifications. Some models have black and white image capturing capabilities while others take colored. Also, some come with night vision capabilities while others record better during the day. The choice you will make will depend on where you intend to use your security camera.PowerThe other essential thing you must consider is powering. Note that there are cameras that can be connected to your home electricity, while there are those that are battery powered. When buying security cameras, you need to consider the possibility of power outages and blackout. Note that once your power is off, your security cameras will also go off unless they have a backup power supply. However, battery-powered cameras do not get affected by power outages.Storage and ConnectivityDifferent cameras store images and videos differently. Some work with SD storage card while others need to be connected to a computer with a cable. Also, there are those that have a wireless connection whereby they take and send images and videos to a storage server via the internet or blue tooth connection. Remember that the type of storage and connectivity can determine the price.…The post Choosing the Best O…
    - 25 Feb 19, 12:17pm -
  • How The Soil in Fort Worth Affects Home Foundation Types
    It has been a general knowledge that it is vital to know the geographical aspects of an area, especially if one plans to purchase or build a house in the area. Indeed, the type of soils, the climate, and the average temperatures affect the way how regional home builders build the house. Especially for home structures, the type of land becomes the most vital consideration, and every home constructor needs to be aware of this factor. Thus, building the right structure depending on the condition of the soil is indeed vital to avoid possible home-related issues.As different ground types affect the foundation designs in certain ways, home builders need to be equipped with such knowledge. Fort Worth, with its solid ground, is one of the examples. There are numerous types of soil in Fort Worth affecting the home construction projects, with limestone formations dominating the area. Although the conditions vary in each region, the similar rock formations make builders in the area heavily depend on certain designs to proceed with the task.Different Foundations for Different GroundSandy loams and clay-rich ground are the typical conditions in Fort Worth. For this reason, concrete foundations are ideal for the condition since the structure tends to balance the water absorption. However, please note that the loams are quite sandy that it sometimes allows subsurface water movement. For this reason, once the foundations are built, regular inspections are what the residents need to check the slab. It is because the water movement often leaves gaps and cracks on the floor, especially the garage floor which is usually generated directly from the slab without adding another concrete layer.Another type in the area is the clay-rich ground that is sometimes very difficult to deal with due to its highly absorptive property. Builders usually address the issue by removing the topsoil to build a concrete slab. Quite similar to the above situation, cracks and gaps are also pretty common, requiring regular checking and renovation.The Importance of Soil TestingAlthough the term is quite popular in the field of agriculture, real estate industry also needs the test to provide the builders with necessary information about the type of the ground. The test helps them identify the exact nature of the land and the characteristics. These two kinds of information are vital in coming up with the best and most suitable home foundation types before building the remaining structures.……
    - 25 Jan 19, 11:52pm -
  • Three Reasons Why You Need a Professional Chimney Sweep
    The winter is coming, and you are preparing your home for that season. And among all parts of the house, the chimney is usually the most neglected one. Many house owners think that as long as the fireplace can produce heat, then there is no problem in the system. However, the chimney problem is like a time bomb. You will not notice it until it is too late.Furthermore, many owners often prefer to take matters into their own hands. They do not realize that the deposits and debris in the chimney can hurt them. Besides, if you do not know the proper way to inspect the chimney’s condition, things can get messy, and the inspection will be fruitless because you cannot spot the broken parts.Here are some reasons why you should be better to call a professional sweep than to do a do-it-yourself inspection.You May SuffocateYou need to clean your house’s chimney from the inside. And without proper equipment, you can suffocate yourself. Professional sweeps even wear a protective suit complete with the gas mask to prevent any contacts with the hazardous materials in the chimney.They also bring an air pump to make sure there is oxygen flowing through the structure. Unless you can afford such a procedure, you must omit the idea of maintaining the chimney by yourself.You May Experience Allergic ReactionThe debris inside the chimney is more than oil and condensed toxic chemicals. If you have not used the furnace for a long time, then you may have some animals and insects lurking there. Wasps, bees, birds, and bats are known for their habit of nesting in unused chimneys.The danger with wasps and bees is obvious. You should watch out for their stings. However, people often undermine bats or birds living in their chimneys. The animals may not be harmful to humans as they tend to avoid contacts, but the poop (also called guano) can cause respiratory infection if inhaled.The Structure May CollapseChimney soots are measured in three levels of severity. The first one is the easiest to clean, and you can scrape it quickly with a scraping tool. The second-degree soot sticks to the fireplace’s structure, and they are harder to eliminate than the first one. The third-degree creosote buildups merge with the inner structure completely. You may not remove them without damaging the flue liners and affecting the structural strength of the chimney. You should never attempt to remove the buildups by yourself once they reach level two.…The post Three Reasons Why You Need a…
    - 12 Jun 18, 11:49am -

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  • AirTurn BT-200S-4 Wireless Foot Controller Review & MIDI Setup with REAPER
    Putting the AirTurn BT-200S-4 bluetooth foot controller to the test for hands-free DAW control.Continue readingAirTurn BT-200S-4 Wireless Foot Controller Review & MIDI Setup with REAPER
    - 14 Nov 18, 10:19pm -
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    3 of my most used apps on my iPhone for audio engineering/production.Continue reading3 Useful iPhone apps for producers and audio engineers
    - 11 Nov 18, 6:33pm -
  • Soundbrenner Pulse Review
    The Soundbrenner Pulse is a wearable vibrating metronome that syncs to your smartphone, or DAW. Jon tests the Pulse device, Metronome app for iOS and the DAWs Tools app for MacOS.Continue readingSoundbrenner Pulse Review
    - 3 Jul 18, 4:21pm -
  • “Yesterday Was Everything” Misery Signals Documentary released
    "Yesterday Was Everything" Misery Signals Documentary released. Jon did audio post production for the film.Continue reading“Yesterday Was Everything” Misery Signals Documentary released
    - 10 Jul 17, 4:27pm -
  • Flexible 3D printed ears for binaural audio capture
    Sam (Corridor Digital) has been experimenting with 3D printing scans of his ears for binaural sound capture. He's using a pair of Sennheiser wireless lav mics inside the fake ear's canals. For a quick proof of concept experiment, this worked extremely well.Continue readingFlexible 3D printed ears for binaural audio capture
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