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Ed Privat Working the Mic

It’s important for singers to learn how to “work the mic” like Ed here. If you maintain the same position relative to the mic through loud and soft passages you not only run the risk of clipping or overdriving the capsule, you are going to have to hit a compressor[…]

Recording a voice-over with LM Radio personalities

Recording a Voice-Over with LM Radio Personalities

What a pleasure it was to watch these seasoned voice-over professionals work. Two of them earned their stripes on-air and are currently personalities on LM Radio. As you can imagine, not everyone can carry a radio show. You have to be articulate, spontaneous, fun and creative. You also have to[…]

Preparation Makes for the Best Recordings

When I was first getting into recording, there was a lot of talk about whether gear or engineering skills had the most impact on the quality of a recording.  A lot of newbies (like me) were setting up home studios and we had to decide how to spend our budgets[…]