Wax Witches vs VOIID

For my major project, Gabby and myself recorded 7 demo songs for Garage Punk, all-girl band VOIID. To follow the project from the start, begin here! There were a few production choices we purposefully made to create the aesthetic that the band desired. For example, miking everything with SM57s and 58s (except for the Kick …

Mastering VOIID!

For mine and Gabby's major project this Trimester, we are recording a garage-punk band called VOIID. To follow our progress, start here! Now that Gabby has finished mixing the songs, I had a chance to start on the mastering. This was pretty terrifying because I've never attempted to master anything before, so I wasn't quite …

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: Soundtracks

Trent Reznor is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is most famous for the founding of industrial band Nine Inch Nails. He has also worked on various soundtracks including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network (an Academy Award-winning score) and Gone Girl. All of these films were directed by David Fincher, and scored by Trent Reznor and …

Studio Calibration

Calibration of any studio is necessary to standardise the sound. Essentially, this means that a song mixed in one calibrated room should sound the same in another properly calibrated room (not taking into account room acoustics, or console/speaker makes/brands). Calibrating your room will also give you more headroom in your mixes, and allow for larger …