By far, the most underrated way to get your studio in front of everyone in your local area is to record the big shots in your local area.

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This Minimum Distance To Seating Position may be the most overlooked number in all of DIY diffusor land.

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I got to sit down and chat with Boz from Boz Digital Labs http://bozdigitallabs.com/ (plugin company) about Al-Qaeda, suicide, his murder record, reverb plugins, and a whole slew of other garbage no one should ever care about. On listening back, I think we may give The Whitest Kids You Know a run for their money.

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Oswald Killed Kennedy, Iraq has WMDs, and you shouldn’t “mix with your eyes”. Yeah right!

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The video for the Slate VMS leaves out the single most important part. Moneyball shows us we’ve focused on the man’s buttocks and forgot to freakin’ listen!

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We abused the living hell out of Slate FG-X, Voxengo Elephant, iZotope Ozone 5 and vladg/sound Limiter 6.

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fHumble fHingaz opens up all the intense features found in Fab Filter’s ProMB multiband compressor plugin.

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Home Recording

Brandon Drury

These rants are of my struggle in home recording land to ease closer and closer to the major label mega recording goal. Like most home recorders I started out quite humbly with a budget recording software gadget called Sonic Foundry Vegas in my bedroom. After building a bad sounding vocal booth (with no ventilation...oop!) I then converted an almost worse 12'x8'x7' room in which I began to record local bands.

Fast forward 10+ years and I'm still constantly recording local rock, metal, and country bands and solo artists doing the electronic music or rap thing. I quit counting at 1,200 recorded songs and I wouldn't be surprised if that number is pushing 2,000. One of these days I may even get one to sound good. SMILE

While my gear list has grown considerably with a Toft ATB32 console, racks of preamps, Apogee converters, hardware synths, and more I still remain skeptical of the necessity for high end gear, and that skepticism comes through loud and clear here on the home recording blog and on the forum and in my articles.

If you can stand my rants and wouldn't mind learning a few thousand lessons I had to figure out the hard way, check out my Killer Home Recording Series or maybe just join the forum to hang out a bit.

-- Brandon Drury