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If you don't have an experienced audio engineer doing the recordings for you, please pay attention to all of the following tips!

  • Of course, always and often tune everything! Set up and tune the drums, the guitars, the bass.
  • Use new strings and new drum heads.
  • Play it right, don't rely on the computer! Of course, if it doesn't get any better, I got possibilities to correct some intonation problems or uneven drum hits. But it will never sound as authentic as when just played well.
  • Feel your music and play it like you want it to sound - if you want the snare to sound like a gunshot, then hit it like this.
  • Avoid clipping of your signals at all costs. Record in 24 Bit, then you can leave a headroom of 6-12 dB without a noticeable loss of quality. Recording in 16 Bit only increases the risk of your signals being noisy or clipped.
  • Better record too much tracks than too few, especially when recording the drums (by the way, a second snare mic on the bottom side is essential here). If you still have free inputs, it is important for example to put a mic on the ride and to use one or two room mics.
  • Please record a clean DI box signal additionally to the mic signal of guitar and bass, especially if you don't have a really good amp and cabinet for recording and/or don't have experience in miking it. Then I can 'reamp' the DI signal in case of need.
  • When miking, get as close as possible to the source to avoid unwanted room reverb on the tracks.
  • Don't use eq or compression on the signals when recording. I need the untreated signals for the mixdown.

If there are any questions, just contact me.