Mixing

Why I Hate The Shure SM7b!!!

Why I Hate The Shure SM7b!!!

If you know me, from any of my comments on forums and groups, you know that I’m no fan of the Shure SM7b. In fact, this is a mic that I have grown to loathe. Hate even.

Now I should say, that I do hesitate to knock any company’s product. Especially one that is fairly priced for people who can’t afford the mics that I typically use. But I also think I wouldn’t be doing my job, in the audio community, if I didn’t share my opinion of this mic.

Work for Free, But Never Work Cheap!!!

Work for Free, But Never Work Cheap!!!

Have you ever had a prospective client call you up and ask if you’re willing to work with their band on spec? Or at a really reduced rate? Or worse, they really want you to work at the same rate as a few other producers, mixers or engineers had worked with them before?

When The Client is Happy, BUT You’re NOT!!!

When The Client is Happy, BUT You’re NOT!!!

When you’re producing, mixing, engineering or even songwriting for an artist, there will be moments where that artist wants you to do things to the product that you disagree with. Something that is not just different but that you perceive to be bad. Or worse. That the thing that you’ve been working on for months is now destroyed. At least in you mind.

Don’t Assume People Can’t Hear The Difference!!!

Don’t Assume People Can’t Hear The Difference!!!

One of the more common arguments I see on audio forums and in audio groups is this idea that “the audience can’t hear the difference”. Or that they’re listening to an mp3 on earbuds and that everything you’re doing won’t ever be appreciated or matter anyway.

How You Do ANYTHING Is How You Do EVERYTHING!!!

How You Do ANYTHING Is How You Do EVERYTHING!!!

There is a tendency when you start out in this business, or any business, to think a few steps ahead. To think about where you're going or where you'd like to end up. But in that process, you might forget about where you are. Or at least, not want to think about it.