The UBK Happy Funtime Hour

The Season 1 Finale of UBK Happy Funtime Hour is up! Over one hour long, for your listening pleasure!

- "Question of the Week" Kush T-Shirt winner

- Mix Analysis: Arctic Monkeys!

- Using Compressors to Alter Note Lengths & Timing

- How Bright is Bright Enough?

- Knowing what the Next Step is

- What's included in your Mix Rate?

- How to Choose your Clients

- OTB Workflow Problems: Solved

And more... enjoy our longest episode yet!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_015_f.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

Episode 14 - "Aim for the Dog!"

- Question of the Week Kush T-Shirt Winner

- More on Configuring Subwoofers

- Time Align: Stretching vs. Manual Editing

- Knowing How Much to Charge Clients

- Widening a Mono Source without Damaging It

- Recharging & Refreshing Your Brain

- Running an Engaging Session as an Introvert

- Where & How to Get Inspiration



Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_014_f.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Episode 13 - "Good Luck With That!"

- Question of the Week Giveaway Prize Awarded!

- Plugin Marketing Claims vs. Plugin Truth

- Grump of the Week!

- Big Snares in Dense Mixes

- What Doesn't Go in the Drum Comp

- Beware of Too Much Isolation

- UBK Saturates Everything!

- Self-Doubt... WTF?- Subwoofer Faux Pas

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_013a_f.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:23pm PDT

Episode 12 - "I Don't Bathe Much"

- Why does Saturation add 'Depth'

- How to say "Your Music Sucks"?

- EQ tips for novices

- another UBK Brain Training Exercise®

- New Segment: "Grump of the Week" (!!!)

- How Tempo dictates Arrangement choices

And much more, another action-packed adventure for mixing & production nerds everywhere! Enjoy!!!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_012_f.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:02pm PDT

Episode 11 - "Crime Pays..."

- UBK's patented "Complimentary EQ" technique

- 70's delay techniques & studio monitors

- Exactly how 'quiet' is 'quiet monitoring'?

- Better Mic Placement on Vocalists

- Whining Old Guys

- Managing Multiple Deadlines

- Happy Funtime's Analog Vocal Chain

- Singing with Feeling


Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_011_f2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:18pm PDT

Episode 10 - "You don't like Bing Crosby???"

- UBK doesn't really like 6k

- what every client *really* wants & how to earn their trust

- get new gear vs. get better with what you have

- should you cut breaks on your rate to get a gig?

- more on getting a tight bass

- do good arrangements still need automation?

- brain chemicals & musical evolution

- is new gear a good business investment?

- when to stop trusting your ears on a mix

This one is DENSE, enjoy it twice!

Gregory Scott | UBK

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_010.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

- Balancing Glue with Separation


- EQ before vs. after Compression (UBK-1 vs. UBK Fatso)


- Pusher Video Update


- Troubleshooting Digital and Analog Gainstaging


- Addressing Frequency Balance via Arrangement


- Bouncing Tracks Together = Commitment


- Lo-Fi sounds in Hi-Fi productions


- Pro's and Con's of Mixing While High


- People: Good Crazy vs. Bad Crazy


- and more!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_009_f2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:31am PDT

- Getting Past Walls & Creative Blocks in a Mix


- Small Moves, "Shaving the Mix into Being"


- Tucking Things Further Back with more Presence


- Mixing on Headphones vs. An Untreated Room


- You don't want "dead", you want "dry"


- Getting mix critiques on the Internet... hmmm....


- and more!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_008_f2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

- Getting a Juggernaut Low End


- Finding the Ideal Tempo


- Monitor Placement & Low Freq Tuning


- Arrangement: What It Is vs. What It Contains


- Being Ruthless with the Mute Button


- Gainstaging and When to Keep Levels Low


- Getting Free Stuff by Signing Up for the UBK HFH list


- and more!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_007_f_1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

- Different 2-buss compression approaches


- Knowing When It's Done




- Why 192k?


- Making it Bright but Not Edgy


- Mixing more Emotionally


- and more!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_006_f.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:24am PDT