Home Recording Tips
I wanted to make a video this week about some simple studio hacks and tricks you can use incase you are ever in a bind. By no means do these ideas replace good quality gear but if you are stuck than there’s no reason not to improv. I loved Peter McKinnon’s video about camera hacks so I attempted a video very similar. So here are a few production and organization hacks that may help you out.
Home Recording Tips #1 – Use headphones when tuning your acoustic
This studio hack is useful when your band mates just won’t shut up when you are trying to tune your acoustic. In most cases you can just plug into your tuner and tune but incase you don’t have pick ups in your acoustic then use headphones. Headphone speakers can be used as microphones, so clip your headphone on your guitar, plug-in and tune away.
Home Recording Tips #2 – Binder clips
I think binder clips contribute to more than have of the studio and organization hacks on the internet…because they are amazing. I used the binder clips as a way to organize cables in my video but they also are great for phone stands if you need to read lyrics or watch a YouTube video.
Home Recording Tips #3 – Pencil pop filter\
This is an old trick but can really help you out if you are recording vocals on location. Just use a rubber band and attach a pencil to your microphone. The pencil will prevent plosive sounds and you will still get a decent sounding vocal take.