What You Need To Know Before Entering The Recording Studio

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Being a part of a sensational live concert is essentially different from delivering an awesome musical performance in the isolation booth of a studio. Recording in a studio can be a very unnerving affair indeed because every single minute counts. There is no audience to cheer you and feed your zeal, and the microphone tends […]

Choosing the Right Music Recording Studios

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Choosing the best music recording studio for your project can be a daunting task. It could also be really expensive if you get things wrong. There are quite a few options for you to choose from and selecting the right one can be somewhat bewildering if you do not know what to look for. Given […]

Why You Should You Buy The Best Cables Possible.

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They may seem like a fairly insignificant part of your setup, a necessary but boring expense for your rig. You may think that all cables are the same, so why should you spend more money on the expensive black cable as opposed to the cheap…also black cable? One end goes into my guitar, the other […]

How Merriam Productions Changed the Game for Toronto Recording Studios, And Why It Is Getting So Much Attention

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  MODERN MUSICIANS NEED AUDIO, VIDEO, BROADCAST, AND SOCIAL MEDIA JUST TO BE SEEN. SO WHY BUILD A STUDIO THAT ONLY DOES ONE OF THOSE THINGS? Merriam productions recording studio is presenting an entirely new vision of what a production facility can do. There are already dozens upon dozens of professional recording studios in Toronto. […]

Tips To A Great Drum Sound

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Drums…where do I start. Drums are my favourite instrument to record. Every kit, and every player are different, and present their own unique challenges. It is exciting, and a little bit scary! Here are some helpful tips that I have picked up that will step up your drum sound, and make recording them a little […]

An Intro To Recording The Grand Piano

The Grand Piano is amongst the hardest instruments to record. Full of dynamics and ambience, it is also one of the most versatile instruments. Used on a wide array of musical genres, there is truly an endless library of piano sounds. Getting the perfect sound for the project is no easy task. This requires skill, high […]

Using Delay With Vocals

There are many ways to get a vocal to sit right in a mix. Simply using EQ and compression only go so far. One very effective way to achieve this is to use delay tricks. Simply using delay, you can put your vocals in the same space as the band, or send them deep into […]

Live Recording Sessions-Sweet Emotion

I have noticed that more and more bands, acts, and artists want their recordings to sound more live, and more raw than the now conventional “Polished” pop record. All of the little imperfections from a live recording are exactly what makes it that, “Live”. These are what we love to hear, a vocal gone slightly […]

How To Prepare For A Recording Session

Top Three Session Crimes As a recording engineer, I have been involved in many great, smooth, productive recording sessions. I have also been involved in some…not so productive situations in the studio. I will give you some advice to help you get the most out of a recording session and not waste your time and […]

A Creative Way To Put A Personal Spin On Your Wedding Day

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A few weeks ago we had a studio first. A client had come to us with a rather unusual request. He was not a musician, not an engineer, not a producer, just a lover of music who was soon to be married, with a very romantic idea to put a personal touch on a special […]