Thursday, September 29, 11:30 am — 12:15 pm (PSE Stage)
This session will cover the essentials of getting the best from a typical home studio along with some hints on choosing appropriate equipment and improvising acoustics when recording vocals and common instruments. The main difference between a high-end pro studio and a home studio these days comes down mainly to experience, acoustic spaces, and accurate monitoring. Experience comes with time and practice but there’s a lot you can do to combat the inevitable acoustic compromises when recording and mixing in a small space. There are also some fairly simple things you can do to help you get a more accurate picture of what you’ve recorded. Along the way I’ll pass on some easy-to-apply tips and tricks for mixing and will include, where appropriate, anecdotes from our popular Studio SOS series. The session will conclude with a question and answer session.