Simply Recording Podcast with Joe Gilder and Graham Cochrane
By Joe Gilder & Graham Cochrane
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Joe Gilder and Graham Cochrane join forces to bring you practical guidance that will help you make better recordings.
||Episode #56 – Chris Cornell and the Danger of the Success Myth||Today we talk about Chris Cornell and what success looks like. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a boring “hack” that has made a MASSIVE difference in how he releases music. LINKS FROM THE SHOW: Graham’s article: Chris Cornell Made Me a Better Son||2 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #55 – A More Freeing Way To Release Your Music||In this episode, we talk about new ways of approaching releasing music, and in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a simple way to jumpstart your songwriting. Links from the show: How Gnash Is Making Billboard Top 10 Hits In His Dad’s Garage The New Rules||20 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #54 – The Case for Stock Plugins||In this episode, we make the case for using (gasp!) stock plugins. In the Quick Tip, Joe shares how he discovered a fun, free online songwriting tool. Links from the show: Grow Up And Stop Using Cracked Plugins (Graham) Why I Don’t Pirate Plugins (Joe||9 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #53 – The #1 Reason Your Next Project Will Be Your Best Sounding Yet||In this episode, we talk about Graham’s latest EP, and why he believes it’s his best work thus far (and how the same principles apply to you and your work as well). In the Quick Tip, Graham shares the power of the 4 dB Rule.||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #52 – Virtual Drummers & Sample Replacement: Is It Cheating?||In this episode, we discuss virtual drum software and sample replacement. Is it cheating? And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a powerful free mixing resource that you don’t want to miss out on. Links from the show: Using EZ Drummer To Build Custom Drum||2 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #51 – Does It Really Matter Which Mic You Use?||In this episode, we talk all about microphones. Does it really matter which one you use? And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a powerful way to get more done in your studio if you’re short on time. Links from the show: Vocal Mic Shootout: What Is The||26 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #50 – Why Recording and Mixing Is (Still) All About The Song||In our 50th episode, we talk about something that’s been a theme around here since Episode 1. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares why he’s obsessed with notch filters. Links from the show: Band went to #1 On Spotify The Truth About Why Your Mixes Su||30 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #49 – A Template Approach to Mixing||In this episode, Graham interviews Joe about his template approach to mixing albums and EP’s, and approach that could potentially save you tons of time, improve your mixes, and even make you more money. And in the Quick Tip,||28 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #48 – Our Old Mixes Exposed (And Why They Sucked)||In this episode, we break out our time machine and play some of our very first mixes for you. Why? Because it’s important that you realize everyone sounds terrible when the first start out. Come laugh with us (or at us, if you like).||28 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #47 – The Magic Zone Of Mixing||In this episode, we talk about what Graham refers to as the “magic zone” of mixing, and why it’s so crucial that you get this part right. In the Quick Tip, Graham shares a simple way to make your toms punch through the mix with more clarity As al||31 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #46 – How To Turn Your Studio Into A Mobile Recording Business||In this episode, Joe interviews Graham about his adventures in mobile recording. We cover everything from how he booked gigs to how he prepared for the session and how he traveled with all that gear…and how you can too. In the Quick Tip,||27 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #45 – The Most Misunderstood Secret To Great Mixing||In this episode, we talk about one of the most overlooked and misunderstood keys to cranking out great mixes. In the Quick Tip, Graham shows you a way to improve your mix in five minutes with only one plugin. As always,||2 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #44 – 5 Ways You’re Overthinking Your Mix||In this episode, we dive into five ways you’re overthinking your mix and how to combat them. In the Quick Tip, Joe talks about his surprisingly favorite piece of gear. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user?||29 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #43 – The Minimalist’s Guide to Mixing and Music Making||In this episode, we share how focusing on less could be just the trick you need to hit more of your music goals this year. In the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to speed up your mixing workflow with one plugin.||14 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #42 – 4 Ways We’ve Changed Our Mixing Approach This Year||In this episode, we share four ways we’ve changed our mixing approaches this year. In the Quick Tip, Joe shares a quick way to beef up your vocals in the chorus of a song. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Derek Ali mixing in mono on crappy speakers||24 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #41 – The Vanishing Internship And The Missing Link To Better Recordings||In this episode, we talk about studio internships, how they’re disappearing, and YOUR missing link to better recordings. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares an easy way to get your guitars to sit in the mix more naturally.||28 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #40 – Lessons Learned from a 1-Hour Mix||In this episode, Graham shares three big lessons he learned from doing his 1-hour mix over on The Recording Revolution. And Joe shares how he shaved 30 minutes off his mix time. Links from the show: Graham’s 1-Hour Mix Money Pit Laughing Scene Dueling||30 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #39 – Why Ignorance is Bliss in the Home Studio||In this episode, we read a killer email from one of Graham’s subscribers that emphasizes how ignorance is bliss in the home studio. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a simple 10-minute exercise to help you EQ like boss.||25 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #38 – The Magic of Minuscule Mix Moves||In this episode, we talk about the massive power of making small moves when mixing. And in the Quick Tip, Joe will share a mixing trick he learned from a guitar pedal company. Links from the show: Simply Recording Academy Pics on Twitter from the the l||5 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #37 – Nirvana, The Grunge Movement, And Getting Back To The Music||In this episode, Graham shares some insights about a recent trip to a Nirvana exhibit (it’s cooler than it sounds), and in the Quick Tip, you’ll learn how to make your bass guitar POP in the mix without any plugins.||30 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #36 – Graham’s Do-Over Mix Experiment||In this episode, Graham shares some powerful lessons he learned from working through a “mixing funk.” And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a simple technique that will help you save TONS of time on your recording sessions.||20 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #35 – The Simply Recording Academy 2015 Giveaway!||We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to announce something awesome AND to give you a chance to win! Listen to the episode, then head to the link below to enter to win a scholarship to the all-new Simply Recording Academy 2-Day Workshop Extrava.||22 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #34 – The Secret To Writing Better (And More) Songs In The Studio||In this episode, Graham interviews Joe about his “crazy” method for writing songs for his latest album (to be released on April 7, 2015). And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a foolproof method for ensuring your plugins are actually making your mix||25 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #33 – 3 Ways to Get More Out Of Your Microphones||On this episode, we talk about three powerful ways to get more out of your existing “mic locker.” And in the Quick Tip, Joe talks about an annoyingly time-consuming mixing mistake, and how to avoid it. Links from the show: From TRR: Why I Mixed My L||25 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #32 – 4 Mixing Breakthroughs for the New Year||WE’RE BACK! After a long, unintentional hiatus, we’re making 2015 the year of the Simply Recording Podcast. You’ll get one fresh, piping hot new episode every month. Boom. On this episode, we each share a couple mixing breakthroughs from last year||21 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #31 – Lessons in Simplicity (Graham’s New EP)||In this episode, Graham explains how he recorded and mixed his latest EP, “The Tree.” And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a simple way to cut your mixing time in half. Links from the show: Graham’s new EP Behind the scenes documentary on making Graha||17 4 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #30 – Should you record everything clean?||In this episode, we discuss the popular question, “Should you record everything clean?” And in the quick tip, Graham shares an easy way to make your guitars POP in the chorus. Also, congratulations to Nathan Standage for winning the Cloudlifter Give||11 2 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #29 – Lessons Learned in 2013 (Plus a Cloudlifter Giveaway!)||In this final episode of 2013, we each share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned Links from the show: The Power of Less by Leo Babauta Peter Hollens on YouTube Cloudlifter Giveaway! The good folks at Cloud Microphones have given us one of their||23 12 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #28 – Why You’re Not Making Money In Your Home Studio||In this episode, we explore various barriers that keep you from making money in your home studio. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares a super simple way to get more consistent mixes. Links from the show: Graham’s new project: www.audioincome.||17 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #27 – What Makes a Great Mix?||In this episode, we talk about what it really takes to make a great mix, and in the quick tip, Graham shares a secret to getting better mixes on headphones. Links from the show: Embracing Your Mix Tendencies The 2 Pillars of Great Recordings and Mixes .||26 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #26 – Why You’re Not an Audio Engineer||In this episode, we talk about the term “engineer,” and how it’s not the best word to use to describe what we do in the studio. And in the quick tip, Joe shares a fast way to instantly improve your bass tracks.||19 7 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #25 – The Psychology of Gear in the Studio||In this episode, we share how new gear affects us (in both good and bad ways) in the studio. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to protect your mixes from yourself. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Tim Horsley – www.timhorsley.||31 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #24 – 12 Lessons Learned In Recording Our Recent Albums||In this episode, we share 12 lessons we learned while finishing our latest albums. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an unexpected mastering tip. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Check out Graham’s band’s EP: aletheiatampa.bandcamp.||1 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #23 – The Power of the Recording/Mix Ratio||In this episode, we talk about the ever-important ratio of how much time you spend recording vs mixing. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares how to use plugins on your master bus. Links from the show: Dueling Mixes Subscribe Click here to subscribe to t.||25 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #22 – The Lost Art of Listening||In this episode we talk about the lost art of listening, and give you a step-by-step approach to listening to your mixes to instantly improve them. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy way to speed up your recording workflow.||26 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #21 – The Most Important Thing in Your Studio||In this episode, we talk about THE most important thing in your studio, and in the Quick Tip, Graham shares an easy way to get punchier drums. Links from the show: Gotye documentary video Pensado’s Place Graham’s article: 3 Psychological Hacks to a||29 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #20 – Lessons Learned in 2012||In this episode, we talk about what we each learned over the course of 2012, and in the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy way to handle panning decisions. Don’t forget to check out Dueling Mixes! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.||19 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #19 – The Truth About Getting Better Recordings||In this episode, we take a look at the difference between what people THINK makes a big difference in the sound of your recordings and what ACTUALLY makes a difference. And in the Quick Tip, Graham shares a forgotten secret to getting a great snare dru.||20 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #18 – The Dangers of Mixing With Your Eyes||In this episode, we discuss the dangers of mixing with your eyes. And in the quick tip, Joe shares an easy, fast way to avoid a mixing catastrophe. Don’t forget to check out Dueling Mixes! Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.||23 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #17 – Announcing Dueling Mixes!||In this episode, we have the pleasure of introducing Dueling Mixes, an exciting new project. You can check it out for yourself here: www.DuelingMixes.com And in the quick tip, we share our favorite vocal mixing tricks.||2 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #16 – 3 Steps to Getting Your First Paid Recording Gig||In this episode, we share three steps to getting your first paid recording gig. And in the quick tip, Joe shares a way to limit the “back and forth dance” of recording yourself. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.||4 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #15 – The Role of Your Room in Your Recordings||In this episode (recorded IN PERSON in Joe’s studio in Nashville), we discuss how the sound of your room dramatically affects your recordings (and how to fix it). And in the quick tip, Graham confesses a recent silly mistake/discovery.||3 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #14 – 3 Drum Recording Myths||In this episode, we talk about 3 prominent (but totally debunkable) drum recording myths, and in the quick tip, Joe shares a few tips on buying a guitar online. Links from the show: Real Drums vs Fake Drums (TRR) Real Drums vs Drum Software (HSC) REthi.||19 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #13 – The Secret to Making Better Music||In this episode, the guys talk about 2 big myths that can keep you from making better music. And in the quick tip, Graham shares how to get the best sound out of your speakers in your room. Links from the show: Joe’s VIP membership: www.||14 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #12 – Vocal Recording and Mixing||In this episode, Joe and Graham talk all about recording and mixing vocals, and in the quick tip, Joe shares a cool way to ensure an awesome room mic sound when recording drums. Links from the show: Cheap cable ties on Amazon Subscribe Click here to su.||30 5 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #11 – The Simply Recording Academy 2012 (& Giveaway)||In this episode, Joe and Graham announce the dates and specifics for the upcoming Simply Recording Academy, a 2-day live workshop in Joe’s hometown, Nashville, TN on July 27-28, 2012. PLUS, we’re giving away one seat for free!||26 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #10 – Editing: How Far is Too Far?||In this episode, Graham and Joe talk about editing. How far is too far in the editing proces? Plus, in the Quick Tip Graham shares a simple rule to keep you from jacking up your mixes. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.||13 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #9 – Self-Mastering||In this episode, Joe and Graham discuss tips, ideas, and pitfalls of mastering your own mixes. In the Quick Tip, Joe shares an easy, free way to add some beef to your acoustic tracks. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.||28 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #8 – Mixing on Headphones, can it be done?||In this episode, we talk about mixing on headphones. Is it possible? Can you get a good mix with headphones? And in the quick tip, Graham shares a couple ways to get better sounding vocal tracks (for free).||14 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode #7 – Recording a Band in a House||In this episode, Graham tells us about tracking his band’s latest project…all in his house. And in the Quick Tip, Joe shares three ways to deal with noise. Subscribe Click here to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Not an iTunes user?||10 2 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
Love these two.
Great to learn and listen to. <3
Great home recording content for all experience levels.
I recently discovered this podcast and have now listened to 24 episodes in 2 weeks.
Here's the top 3 reasons why you should listen.
1. Simple - okay, it's in the title, but these guys explain things really clearly and there is very little jargon or presumed knowledge.
2. Experience - Joe and Graham really seem to share everything they know and whilst they do promote their paid content, there's no feeling of 'missing out'.
3. Quality - The advice, the people and (not surprisingly) the audio quality of the podcast are all top notch.
And one final bonus reason - not only are these guys passionate, they are pretty darn funny at times too.
PJ, April 2015.
Simply Awesome Sauce
Love this podcast, an awesome extension of Jo and Graham's website content. Easily digestible tid-bits of information to guide us on on home recording journey.