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TCM MASTERING: HOME MUSIC STUDIO TIPS & INFORMATION

July 30, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

The last two years have been extremely satisfying and rewarding, but due to work commitments over the next several months, this will be the last TCM Mastering blog.

We hope, that as a home studio user, you have found the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog Series useful and informative.

Of course the blogs will remain available, so please make use of them.

TCM Mastering, the TCM Music Group and the YouTube video channel will continue as usual. So if you have any questions about the recording process or would like more information about our services and facilities, please contact us by clicking here.

TCM Studios UK & Nashville, USA.

I want to thank the many thousands of viewers and visitors to our blog. We have received many kind comments and I hope the information Eric and I have added to the blog in the form of the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Series, has helped you to improve your engineering and production skills.

Links to various key topics can be found below or use the Tags on the right hand side of the page to take you to your subject of interest.

I sincerely wish everyone the very best in the future and please stay in touch via the http://www.tcmmastering.com website.

TCM Mastering Studio Kent, UK.

Part 56 – Mastering

MIDI Basic Studio Setup.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Mixing Desk.

Part 37 – Mixing Music

Shaded Area Showing Section To Be Edited.

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

EQ Curves On Kick Drum & Bass Guitar.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Drum Kit With Various Mics Setup.

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 13 – Recording Stringed Instruments

Using Figure-8 Mics On Singer/Guitarist.

Part 10 – Recording Acoustic Guitar

Part 9 – Recording Electric & Bass Guitar

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Left to Right: Neumann U87 Condenser, Shure SM58 Dynamic, Avantone CR14 Ribbon Microphones.

Part 5 – Microphone Types

Home Studio Built In Garden Shed.

Part 1 – Your Room

Owned and run by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been providing

a professional, fast and affordable service

to all genres of the music industry for decades – from major record labels and international artists to brand new, up and coming music talent.

Take a look at some recent clients, by clicking here.

If you have questions about recording or would like to know more about what TCM can do for you and your music, our contact details are here.

TCM MASTERING: HOME MUSIC STUDIO TIPS & INFORMATION

July 9, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio blog series (56 parts) provides invaluable tips and essential information for the musician recording at home.

Some Of TCM’s Recent Projects.

The blogs cover everything from initial setup and gear choice through mic techniques, signal processing, recording, editing, overdubbing, mixing and final mastering with several parts devoted to MIDI.

If you’re thinking about putting together a home studio, then start at the beginning – Part 1 – and work your way through. If you already have a home studio but need help in certain areas of the recording process, you can find what you’re looking for by using the Tags on the right hand side of the page or click on some of the links below to take you to key areas.

Ted Carfrae In TCM Mastering Studio – Kent, UK.

Part 56 – Mastering

Pro Tools MIDI Editor.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Compressor On Kick Drum.

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Vocal Comping.

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Editing Audio File Digitally.

Part 35 – Editing Music

Two Inch 24 Track Multitrack.

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Boss GT-10B Bass Effects Processor.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Ralph Salmins, Drummer Setup With Multiple Mics.

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Recording A String Ensemble.

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

EQ On Bosendorfer Piano.

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Sound Reflections In Room From Speakers.

Part 1 – Your Room

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been offering a…..

professional, fast and affordable

service to the music community for over three decades.

Founded and owned by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM  have worked with most of the major record labels whilst their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

If you’d like more information on what Ted and the TCM team can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

West 1 Entertainment News

Ted Carfrae and James Baker formed W1 Entertainment to handle artist promotion and management.

Ben as pop icon Michael Jackson has taken the theatre world by storm. Backed by his incredible band and dancers – Ben The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is selling out all over the UK. See below for tour dates.

For more information go to the website by clicking here.

Ben & The Band Performing Live On Stage.

Ben, the band and dancers perform one hundred per cent live with the support of a full lighting and sound crew.

JULY
FRIDAY 13th – THE FERRY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 20th – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SATURDAY 21st – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER
WEDNESDAY 25th – OLD BUCKENHAM AIRFIELD, NORFOLK

AUGUST
SUNDAY 19th – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th – ISLE OF WIGHT

SEPTEMBER
SATURDAY 1st – THE VENUE, NEW CROSS, LONDON
SATURDAY 15th – GREENROOMS, LIVERPOOL
WEDNESDAY 19th – THE WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL

OCTOBER
FRIDAY 5th – ASTOR THEATRE, DEAL, KENT
FRIDAY 19th – REDITCH THEATRE
THURSDAY 25th – DUDLEY CONCERT HALL

NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 3rd – THE VENUE, NEW CROSS, LONDON
SATURDAY 10th – THE RANGE, WOLVERHAMPTON
FRIDAY 30th – THE MEDINA THEATRE, ISLE OF WIGHT

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 15th – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER

Contact details are info@w1entertainment.com or if you’d like more information on Ben The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, go to the website by clicking here.

Check out Ben and The Band performing ‘The Love You Save’ live at Glastonbudget 2012 (below).

TCM MASTERING HOME MUSIC STUDIO BLOG: VALUABLE TIPS & ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

June 18, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Valuable Tips and Essential Information

How do you mic an acoustic guitar? What’s the best way to record a horn section? What is double tracking? The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs provides answers to these questions and many more. You’ll (hopefully) find that it’s full of valuable tips and essential information for the musician working from home.

Home Studio With MIDI Setup.

If you’re thinking about setting up a home studio, then start at the beginning – Part 1 – and work your way through. If you already have a home studio but need help in certain areas of the recording process, you can find what you’re looking for by using the Tags on the right hand side of the page or click on some of the links below.

TCM Mastering Studio – Kent, UK.

Part 56 – Mastering

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Multiple Mics On Drums.

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Editing Analog Tape & Digitally In Logic.

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Recording Horn Section In Home Studio.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

A Selection Of Mics On Acoustic Guitar.

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Part 1 – Your Room

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been offering a…..

professional, fast and affordable

service to the music community for over three decades.

Founded and owned by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM  have worked with most of the major record labels whilst their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

If you’d like more information on what Ted and the TCM team can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

West 1 Entertainment News

In addition, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker last year (2011) to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently on tour in the UK, playing live to packed crowds.

Upcoming tour dates are below.

FRIDAY JUNE 22nd – THE GREEN ROOM, LIVERPOOL
SATURDAY 30th JUNE  – THE CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
FRIDAY 6th JULY – WOODVILLE HALLS THEATRE – GRAVESEND, KENT
FRIDAY 13th JULY – THE FERRY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 20th JULY – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SATURDAY 21st JULY – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – ISLE OF WIGHT

Take a look at Ben and the Band performing ‘The Love You Save’ live at Glastonbudget 2012 (below).

The act is 100% totally live, comprising a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound & lighting crew.

If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, is the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen – the incredible Michael Jackson.

Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

TCM MASTERING HOME MUSIC STUDIO BLOG: TIPS & INFORMATION

June 4, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Tips and Information

If you’re the owner of a home music studio or are thinking of putting one together, then you’ll find the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs essential viewing.

It covers everything from initial startup to final mastering, including the use of various mic techniques, recording, editing and mixing instruments as well as a section dedicated to MIDI.

To find what you’re looking for use the links below or the Tags on the right of the page.

Part 56 – Mastering

Various MIDI Controllers.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Logic Piano Roll Editor Window.

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Over Compression On The Lower Pair Of Tracks.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Two EQ Curves For Acoustic Guitar.

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Part 1 – Your Room

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group, founded and run by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, have been offering a professional, fast and affordable service to the music community for over thirty years. TCM have worked with most of the major record labels. And their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

It’s also worth mentioning, TCM are experts in audio restoration and have done work for the BBC and Sky Satellite Radio as well as smaller independent music houses.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

So if you have a music project that needs recording, production, mixing or mastering services, give us a call or drop us a line.

All of us at TCM are passionate about music in all its various forms and we’re here to help.

Click here for contact details.

West 1 Entertainment News

In 2011, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently touring the UK.

Upcoming tour dates are below.

FRIDAY JUNE 22nd – THE GREEN ROOM, LIVERPOOL
SATURDAY 30th JUNE  – THE CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
FRIDAY 6th JULY – WOODVILLE HALLS THEATRE – GRAVESEND, KENT
FRIDAY 13th JULY – THE FERRY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 20th JULY – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SATURDAY 21st JULY – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – ISLE OF WIGHT

Whereas some tribute acts mime and use backing tracks, Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is One Hundred Per Cent a totally live experience, comprising a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound and lighting crew.

If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, is the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen – the incredible Michael Jackson.

Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

TCM MASTERING HOME MUSIC STUDIO BLOG: TIPS & INFORMATION

May 28, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Tips and Information

How do you mic a drum kit? What’s the best way to record a piano? How do I get a great vocal performance?

The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs provides answers to these questions and many more. You’ll (hopefully) find that it’s full of useful tips and essential information for the musician working from home.

If you’re thinking about setting up a home studio, then start at the beginning – Part 1 – and work your way through. If you already have a home studio but need help in certain areas of the recording process, you can find what you’re looking for by using the Tags on the right hand side of the page or click on some of the links below.

Part 56 – Mastering

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Part 1 – Your Room

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been offering a…..

professional, fast and affordable

service to the music community for over three decades.

Founded and owned by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM  have worked with most of the major record labels whilst their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

TCM are also experts in audio restoration and have done work for the BBC and Sky Satellite Radio as well as smaller independent music houses.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

If you’d like more information on what Ted and the TCM team can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

West 1 Entertainment News

In addition, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker last year (2011) to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently touring the UK. The act is 100% totally live, comprising a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound & lighting crew.

If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, is the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen – the incredible Michael Jackson.

Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

TCM MASTERING HOME MUSIC STUDIO BLOG: TIPS & INFORMATION

May 21, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Tips and Information

The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs covers everything from setting up a room at home and choosing gear, to recording and mixing various instruments as well as MIDI and final mastering. It’s packed with useful tips and essential information for the home musician.

Pro Tools – A Great Choice For Home Studios.

To find what you’re looking for, either use the Tags on the right hand side of the page, or click on some of the links below. You’ll also find links within the blogs that will take you to other Parts that will be of interest.

Part 56 – Mastering

MIDI Setup With Keyboards & Computer.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Vocal ‘Comping’.

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Drawmer Dynamic Plug-In For Pro Tools.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Various Mics On Upright Piano.

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Home Music Studio Setup.

Part 1 – Your Room

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group owned and run by Ted Carfrae, have been offering a professional, fast and affordable service to the music community for over thirty years, having worked with most of the major record labels. Their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

TCM are experts in audio restoration and have done extensive work for the BBC and Sky Satellite Radio as well as smaller independent music houses.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

If you’d like more information on what Ted and the TCM team can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

West 1 Entertainment News

In 2011, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker, to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently touring the UK. The act is 100% live, with a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound and lighting crew.

If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, you will want to see Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act. It’s the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to the incredible Michael Jackson. Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

TCM MASTERING HOME MUSIC STUDIO BLOG: TIPS & INFORMATION

May 14, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Tips and Information

Do you have a home music studio, or are you thinking of putting one together?

The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs is packed with useful tips and information essential to the musician recording at home.

The 56 parts cover everything from initial room setup, gear choice, microphone techniques and how to record various instruments, multitrack recording, signal processing, the mixing process, MIDI, and final mastering.

Find what you’re looking for by using the Tags on the right hand side of the page, or use the links below as a starting point.

Part 56 – Mastering

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Part 1 – Your Room

TCM have been offering a professional, fast and affordable service to the music community for over thirty years, having worked with most of the major record labels. Their clients range from new, up and coming artists to established international musicians.

It’s also worth mentioning, TCM are experts in audio restoration and have done work for the BBC and Sky Satellite Radio as well as smaller independent music houses.

Take a look at some of the clients TCM has worked with recently.

In the video below, Ted Carfrae of TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group explains what the music mastering process involves and why you should consider having your music professionally mastered.

If you’d like more information on what Ted and the TCM team can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

West 1 Entertainment News

In addition, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker last year (2011) to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently touring the UK. The act is 100% live, with a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound and lighting crew.

If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, you will want to see Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act. It’s the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to the incredible Michael Jackson. Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.