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Top 7 Most Common Recording Mistakes To Avoid!

Top 7 Most Common Recording Mistakes To Avoid!

  When you start out wanting to record that first album it’s a very exciting time! It should be something to be thoroughly enjoyed and a great learning experience. At Four Doors Studios we love to see our clients come in as prepared as possible and for the repeat...

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Editing

Editing

Ok so let’s face it, this is not the most exciting part of music production or in any industry for that matter. It is however, highly necessary if the aim is to achieve a much cleaner and professional sounding recording. As a general rule, the less experienced or less...

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Recording Acoustic Guitar

Recording Acoustic Guitar

There are many different ideas and method’s behind recording what is most likely the most popular instrument on earth, the acoustic guitar. It requires thought on; the type of microphones to use, microphone positioning/recording technique, DI, type of guitar, guitar...

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Recording Vocals

Recording Vocals

As someone who runs a recording studio, I have often been asked how to get the best vocal recording. My number one answer is always the same, “be well rehearsed”. To get a great take in the studio practice is the most important part of the puzzle. For example, if you...

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Starting A Home Studio (For Beginners)

Starting A Home Studio (For Beginners)

Quite often I’ve had questions from artists about how to start your own home studio or most commonly when starting out, a bedroom studio. Especially questions about the gear required to get started. In this blog I’ll guide the beginner audio engineer through the basic...

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Top 5 Music Promotion Tips (For Indie Artists)

Top 5 Music Promotion Tips (For Indie Artists)

When it comes to the wide scope and depth of the music industry it can be quite difficult to get your head around the ins and outs of music promotion (PR) as an independent musician. There are always options to hire a publicist or a radio plugger but these options are...

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Top 5 Mixing Tips

Top 5 Mixing Tips

What is mixing? Well I’m not talking about mixing a cake, although that does sound tasty! Mixing is the combining of all individual tracks on a song and enhancing each track in the song with digital or analog processing like compression, eq, reverb etc. These tracks...

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Top 5 Songwriting Tips

Top 5 Songwriting Tips

It’s hard to say when songwriting first started albeit the earliest song that we know of is the Hurrian Hymn (melody only) written by Syrians 3400 years ago. The earliest complete song (music and words) is written by the ancient Greeks and called The Seikilos Epitaph,...

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Recording

Recording

In our first blog we talked about Pre-recording so it only makes sense to do another blog on the recording itself. Recording is all about the preparation you do before coming in to the studio. In other words, the more times you’ve rehearsed the songs, the better. Are...

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Recommended Providers

Recommended Providers

As promised in the previous blog, here is a list of services required for the release process. Four Doors Studios recommended providers are listed below:     MASTERING     Joe Carra – Crystal Mastering      Matt Sibthorpe – Forte...

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