It’s time for another random blog post! I’ve been posting about nothing but Punk Rebel Renegade for a while, so why not talk about something else for a change? How about some insight into the possibly boring parts of what I’ve been doing and learning lately? If nothing else, it’ll be a good way for me to reflect on what I’ve been doing musically for the last year or so.
Just production-wise, I’ve learned a lot. Ever since I started seriously recording music in 2001 or 2002, I made it a point to NOT look for tips and tricks on how to do anything. It’s kind of like how I approach playing guitar or singing or anything else; I feel like if I learn the “right” way to do something, I’ll feel like I have to do it that way and never experiment. There are some exceptions to this way of thinking. I mean, if I have a problem with a very particular thing, I’ll attempt to search out a solution. And usually there isn’t just one answer, so it’ll point me in the right direction to try some other things. For example, I was having trouble getting good recordings when micing a guitar amp. It turns out there’s a science to microphone placement. There’s a general area that is usually good to have your microphone placed in relation to the amp, but you can also try other placements to get different sounds. Continue reading “Random Blog Post #4”