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New Youtube Channel Launched!

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Hey guys!  I noticed recently that I was getting subscribers on my youtube channel, so I decided I should finally start posting videos about audio engineering there.  So, I’ve recently launched my youtube channel, which you can find here.

The first few videos are about some nerdy audio engineer topics like: sample rate, bit depth, tube gear, parallel walls and acoustics, and stems.  Since there are so many “how to do ____ in Pro Tools” tutorial videos out there, I figured I would start out with my channel by explaining some of the more nerdy, less explored, topics in audio engineering.  So these videos so far are just short videos where I sat down at my home studio and explained the basics on a topic very quickly.

With that said, I’m completely open to doing Pro Tools tutorials and other formats in the future, and probably will be doing so.  I’m also still trying to figure out how to run a youtube channel, and produce videos all by myself (so far I’ve only produced videos with the help of the Pro Studio Live team – videos that you can find on their website).  So, if you guys have any constructive advice, recommendations, or suggestions/topic requests, I’m completely open to that, and would love to hear it!  You can contact me through my contact form, or through social media like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

My goal with the Youtube channel (and with my other social media posts about audio, come to think of it) is to create a space where we can all discuss audio engineering topics and learn from each other.  So, don’t make me do all the talking; I would love interaction!  As an audio engineer that isn’t a performer at all, I’m also doing these videos to practice being in front of the camera and working on my confidence, so I hope you guys are patient with me on that one.

But, with all that said, I hope to see you guys out there on my new youtube channel, and I hope you enjoy my videos!  Thanks!

Blogs-to-Follow

Audio Blogs and Podcasts to Follow in 2015

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It’s that time of year again where you decide to grow and develop as an individual. At least until the potato chips and burritos hypnotize you back into submission. So, while you still have the energy, let’s go over some of the best audio podcasts and blogs to follow in 2015.

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Plug-Ins For Free! (And Other Pro Tools / Audio Freebies)

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The cost of plug-ins is a huge barrier to entry, and I’ve seen many engineers resort to using cracked plug-ins to stay cutting edge and able to compete. When your competition is stealing, it can be very difficult to stay afloat without doing so yourself. But there are a bunch of resources and free plug-ins out there to help alleviate this struggle.

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5 Weird Drum Sets

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If my drum kit obviously can’t get any better…how can I make it more…awesome?

Somebody definitely asked that question when creating the following instruments.  Enjoy!

1.  Cheese Drums

Who doesn’t love cheese?  And who doesn’t love a good beat?  Well, now you can combine the two!  Cheese kits are great for those that are looking for some great beats and good eats, so grab some wine, and get your groove on….or just watch the video on Youtube, and enjoy.

Cheese Drums

2.  Ice Drums

This guy trashes the sh*t out of this set.  But that’s okay, it had a limited life span anyway….good thing they caught it on camera and you can watch the video here.

Ice Drums

3. Finger Drums Tabletop Electric Drum Set

It’s a little ridiculous, but I couldn’t turn it down – the commercial is too good!  So props to an amazing commercial made by Vat19, which you can watch here.

Finger Drums

Along the same lines (and because I’m a girl, and girls love miniatures), check out this mini drum kit here, and this one here.

4.  Paper Drums

This one might seem kind of lame, since some of you would probably break the darn thing just by glancing at it…but you have to admire the time and effort that went into creating it, right?

Paper Drum Kit

 

5.  And finally, here are some wicked cool cymbal stands for your enjoyment:

They look so darn fabulous, but how would you take them to a gig?

Custom Cymbal Stands