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Simply Recording Podcast with Joe Gilder and Graham Cochrane

Joe Gilder and Graham Cochrane join forces to bring you practical guidance that will help you make better recordings.

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Episode #12 – Vocal Recording and Mixing

In this episode, Joe and Graham talk all about recording and mixing vocals, and in the quick tip, Joe shares a cool way to ensure an awesome room mic sound when recording drums. Links from the show: Cheap cable ties on Amazon Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

44mins

30 May 2012

Rank #1

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Episode #33 – 3 Ways to Get More Out Of Your Microphones

On this episode, we talk about three powerful ways to get more out of your existing “mic locker.” And in the Quick Tip, Joe talks about an annoyingly time-consuming mixing mistake, and how to avoid it. Links from the show: From TRR: Why I Mixed My Latest EP At Starbucks (And 4 Lessons I Learned Along The Way) Dueling Mixes (Secret Weapon for Your Mixes) Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

25 Feb 2015

Rank #2

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Episode #9 – Self-Mastering

In this episode, Joe and Graham discuss tips, ideas, and pitfalls of mastering your own mixes. In the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy, free way to add some beef to your acoustic tracks. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

45mins

28 Mar 2012

Rank #3

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Episode #27 – What Makes a Great Mix?

In this episode, we talk about what it really takes to make a great mix, and in the quick tip, Graham shares a secret to getting better mixes on headphones. Links from the show: Embracing Your Mix Tendencies The 2 Pillars of Great Recordings and Mixes The Many Sounds of a Snare Drum Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

32mins

26 Sep 2013

Rank #4

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Episode #49 – A Template Approach to Mixing

In this episode, Graham interviews Joe about his template approach to mixing albums and EP’s, and approach that could potentially save you tons of time, improve your mixes, and even make you more money. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares how he’s hacking Parkinson’s Law for his new EP. As always, this episode brought you by Dueling Mixes, the best mixing training on the web. Links from the show: Episode 1 Our editor Pete Woj’s new website: MixBetterNow.com Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

58mins

28 Jul 2016

Rank #5

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Episode #34 – The Secret To Writing Better (And More) Songs In The Studio

In this episode, Graham interviews Joe about his “crazy” method for writing songs for his latest album (to be released on April 7, 2015). And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a foolproof method for ensuring your plugins are actually making your mix sound better. Links from the show: Joe Gilder Music (Better This Way to be released April 7, 2015) Jack White Interview on minimalism (a must-watch) The Gift Of Your Music (And Why You Must Share It) Dueling Mixes (where all the cool kids hang out) Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

25 Mar 2015

Rank #6

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Episode #30 – Should you record everything clean?

In this episode, we discuss the popular question, “Should you record everything clean?” And in the quick tip, Graham shares an easy way to make your guitars POP in the chorus. Also, congratulations to Nathan Standage for winning the Cloudlifter Giveaway! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

11 Feb 2014

Rank #7

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Episode #43 – The Minimalist’s Guide to Mixing and Music Making

In this episode, we share how focusing on less could be just the trick you need to hit more of your music goals this year. In the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to speed up your mixing workflow with one plugin. Links from the show: Paradox of Choice (book) Graham’s One Song One Month Challenge Joe’s songwriting episode Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

14 Jan 2016

Rank #8

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Episode #15 – The Role of Your Room in Your Recordings

In this episode (recorded IN PERSON in Joe’s studio in Nashville), we discuss how the sound of your room dramatically affects your recordings (and how to fix it). And in the quick tip, Graham confesses a recent silly mistake/discovery. Links from the show: OceanWay Studios in Nashville Kevin Ward (MixCoach.com) Celine Dion Episode #1 – Get It Right at the Source Ronan Chris Murphy Auralex Roominator And Free Analysis Review Auralex Roominator Project 2 Review [With Audio Examples] REthink Your Room Why I Place EQ Before Compression When Mixing Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

44mins

3 Aug 2012

Rank #9

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Episode #24 – 12 Lessons Learned In Recording Our Recent Albums

In this episode, we share 12 lessons we learned while finishing our latest albums. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an unexpected mastering tip. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Check out Graham’s band’s EP: aletheiatampa.bandcamp.com Check out Joe’s music here: www.joegildermusic.com Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

47mins

1 May 2013

Rank #10

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Episode #45 – The Most Misunderstood Secret To Great Mixing

In this episode, we talk about one of the most overlooked and misunderstood keys to cranking out great mixes. In the Quick Tip, Graham shows you a way to improve your mix in five minutes with only one plugin. As always, this episode brought you by Dueling Mixes, the best mixing training on the web. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

2 Apr 2016

Rank #11

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Episode #23 – The Power of the Recording/Mix Ratio

In this episode, we talk about the ever-important ratio of how much time you spend recording vs mixing. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to use plugins on your master bus. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

37mins

25 Mar 2013

Rank #12

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Episode #22 – The Lost Art of Listening

In this episode we talk about the lost art of listening, and give you a step-by-step approach to listening to your mixes to instantly improve them. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy way to speed up your recording workflow. Links from the show: 4 Step Listening Check for your Mixes Dueling Mixes Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

42mins

26 Feb 2013

Rank #13

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Episode #51 – Does It Really Matter Which Mic You Use?

In this episode, we talk all about microphones. Does it really matter which one you use? And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a powerful way to get more done in your studio if you’re short on time. Links from the show: Vocal Mic Shootout: What Is The Perfect Microphone For Vocal Recording #AskJoeGilder 178 – Lessons From Playing My First Show Joe Gilder – Live at The Family Wash | September 2016 Record Your Next Album In Less Time (By Hacking This One Concept) As always, this episode brought you by Dueling Mixes, the best mixing training on the web. The Simply Recording Podcast is edited and mixed by Pete Woj from MixBetterNow.com. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

47mins

27 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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Episode #13 – The Secret to Making Better Music

In this episode, the guys talk about 2 big myths that can keep you from making better music. And in the quick tip, Graham shares how to get the best sound out of your speakers in your room. Links from the show: Joe’s VIP membership: www.homestudiocorner.com/vip “You Can’t Handle More Than 2 Options” Graham’s eBook: The #1 Rule of Home Recording Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

39mins

14 Jun 2012

Rank #15

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Episode #44 – 5 Ways You’re Overthinking Your Mix

In this episode, we dive into five ways you’re overthinking your mix and how to combat them. In the Quick Tip, Joe talks about his surprisingly favorite piece of gear. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

1 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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Episode #21 – The Most Important Thing in Your Studio

In this episode, we talk about THE most important thing in your studio, and in the Quick Tip, Graham shares an easy way to get punchier drums. Links from the show: Gotye documentary video Pensado’s Place Graham’s article: 3 Psychological Hacks to a Better Recording Don’t forget to check out Dueling Mixes! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

37mins

29 Jan 2013

Rank #17

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Episode #19 – The Truth About Getting Better Recordings

In this episode, we take a look at the difference between what people THINK makes a big difference in the sound of your recordings and what ACTUALLY makes a difference. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a forgotten secret to getting a great snare drum sound. Don’t forget to check out Dueling Mixes! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

49mins

20 Nov 2012

Rank #18

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Episode #48 – Our Old Mixes Exposed (And Why They Sucked)

In this episode, we break out our time machine and play some of our very first mixes for you. Why? Because it’s important that you realize everyone sounds terrible when the first start out. Come laugh with us (or at us, if you like). In the Quick Tip, Joe shares how he accidentally discovered a new way to get clients for his studio. As always, this episode brought you by Dueling Mixes, the best mixing training on the web. Links from the show: Graham’s music Joe’s music Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

44mins

28 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Episode #20 – Lessons Learned in 2012

In this episode, we talk about what we each learned over the course of 2012, and in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy way to handle panning decisions. Don’t forget to check out Dueling Mixes! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user? Click here for the podcast RSS feed. For more information about us: Graham Cochrane – www.TheRecordingRevolution.com Joe Gilder – www.HomeStudioCorner.com

35mins

19 Dec 2012

Rank #20