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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 23, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

Over the last two years the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio blog series has provided helpful tips and vital information for the home musician. Whether you were just setting up or have had a home studio for some time, the blog series has proved extremely popular and more importantly, of great value to musicians of all abilities and genres.

Double Tracking Guitars.

Not surprisingly, mixing guitars and drums have proved to be two favourites. However, the blogs have covered much more than just the popular topics. We have covered everything from the initial studio setup and gear choices; the different types of microphones and techniques you can employ for recording a harp, bagpipes and percussion; tuning drums; recording strings and horn sections; signal processing to editing and final mastering…..and a whole lot more.

If you have a question on the recording process – you can find it in the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio blog. Just use the links below to take you to a section of interest or use the Tags on the right side of the page.

Glass Master In Clean Room.

Part 56 – Mastering

Home Studio With MIDI Setup.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Gate On Kick Drum.

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Maroon 5 Backing Vocals Bussed To A Stereo Channel & EQ’d.

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Early Digital System – Synclavier Edit Page.

Part 35 – Editing Music

24 Track Multitrack Recorder.

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Pro Tools DPP-1 Pitch Change Processor.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Recording Drums At Home.

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Multiple Mic Placements On Harp.

Part 13 – Recording Stringed Instruments

Mic Placement Underneath Piano.

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.

West 1 Entertainment News

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act continues to tour the UK to packed and enthusiastic crowds.  For more information go to the website by clicking here.

Ben & The Band.

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

West 1 Entertainment Ltd has announced the latest dates for the up and coming Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert which is set to smash all previous box office sales with this vibrant, fresh, professional show.

JULY
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

Ben as Michael Jackson has taken the theatre world by storm with his innovative, true to life presentation of the King of Pop’s moves and iconic music, backed by his incredible band and dancers – the ultimate tribute act in Europe. Lead by the show’s creator, James Baker who himself is an established musician and producer, this show is selling out all over the UK!

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.

TCM MASTERING: HOME MUSIC STUDIO TIPS & INFORMATION

July 16, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

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

L-R: Mic Selection, Glyn Johns Technique For Recording Drums, Recording Electric Guitar.

If you’re setting up a Home Music Studio from scratch, you will no doubt have many questions – What kind of gear is best, which microphones to choose, which software should I buy or should I use an analogue tape system? How to record a drum kit or an electric guitar?

Software Is At The Heart Of Most Home Studios These Days. Left To Right – Logic, ProTools & Cubase.

You will find the answers to these questions and much more in the 56 parts of the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs.

To find what you’re looking for either use the links below or the Tags on the right hand side of the page. Often, there are several blogs dedicated to a particular topic. For example, MIDI is covered over 4 parts from 52-55.

Ted Carfrae & CJ Boggs In TCM Mastering (UK) & TCM Music Group Studios (USA).

Part 56 – Mastering

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

L: Showing Part Of A Drum Patch On A Keyboard. R: Drums & Multiple Mics Setup, TCM Studios.

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Tape Editing & MIDI Editing.

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Chorus Effect.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Tuning Order On Drum Heads.

Part 18 – Tuning Drums

Two Options For Recording Violin.

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Digital Software Or Analog Hardware.

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 any questions regarding the recording or mixing process, drop us a line. Our contact details are here. We love to hear from you.

Do you have some songs that need producing, recording, mixing or mastering? Then contact us for details on our rates and some incredible recording packages.

West 1 Entertainment News

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act continues to enthrall audiences up and down the UK.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently on tour (see dates below) in the UK playing to packed crowds. Ben and the band perform totally live with the support of a full lighting and sound crew.

JULY
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

Ben as Michael Jackson has taken the theatre world by storm with his innovative, true to life presentation of the King of Pop’s moves and iconic music, backed by his incredible band and dancers – the ultimate tribute act in Europe. Lead by the show’s creator, James Baker who himself is an established musician and producer, this show is selling out all over the UK!

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: TIPS & INFORMATION

June 11, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Tips and Information

The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio blog series contains essential tips and information for the musician working at home.

It starts with setup at home and gear choices, continues with mic types and techniques and covers recording most of the common (and some not so common) instruments. It also explains the multitrack process including overdubbing, editing, mixing (with the use of signal processing) and mastering, plus a section devoted to MIDI.

Use the links below or the Tags on the right hand side of the page to find what you’re looking for.

Part 56 – Mastering

MIDI Setup For Keyboard And Sequencer.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Vocal Split Over Multiple Tracks With Different EQ Settings.

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Part 35 – Editing Music

A Basic Multitrack For A Low Budget Setup.

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Using Coffee Filter Papers On Drums And Cymbals.

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Tuning Piano To Concert Pitch.

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 industry 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 also experts in audio restoration and have done work for the BBC and Sky Satellite Radio as well as many 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 Carfrae 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 and business partner James Baker formed West 1 Entertainment in 2011, to handle artist management and promotion. One act West 1 are particularly proud of is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

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

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is one hundred per cent live. Along with the musicians and dancers in the band, the act is supported by a professional crew who expertly handle lighting and sound.

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. For live footage of Ben & The Band performing, click here.

Take a look at the video below of the Band performing ‘The Love You Save’ Live at Glastonbudget 2012…..

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 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 7, 2012

TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog: Tips and Information

The TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs contains essential information and invaluable tips for the musician who records at home or is thinking of putting together a Home Studio.

Check out the 56 parts. Search for a particular topic by using the tags to the right side of the page, or get started by trying a few of the links below. And if you have any questions get in touch. Contact details are here.

We covered the multitrack process from recording various instruments, overdubbing, editing and mixing right through to final Mastering.

If you’re interested in MIDI start with part 52.

If you want to know what Signal Processing is all about, check out the blogs starting here.

For info on the various microphone types and techniques for recording many of the instruments you’ll encounter in a home studio setting, start by taking a look at this blog.

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been providing

a professional, fast and affordable service

to the music industry for decades.

Click Here To See Recent TCM Clients.

So if you have a music project that needs recording, production, mixing or mastering services, give us a call or drop us a line. And don’t forget, TCM are also experts in audio restoration.

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

Click here for the contact details.