The UBK Happy Funtime Hour

- Analog Summing: Does It Make a Difference?

- Why Is High End Gear So Stinkin' Expensive??

- Invasive Cymbals… Look Out!

- 3-8k Harshness: What's Really Going On?

- Free UBK Plugins?

- Balancing, Faders, and Controlling the Space

- Headroom Advice for Mastering

- Is Mono a Thing of the Past?

- More Grumbling about The French

Direct download: UBK_HFH_Ep_18.mp3
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- Elevating a mix from 'balanced' to 'GROOVIN'

- Getting a fresh perspective on your mix

- Making a mix 'smooth' rather than 'dirty'

- Plugins that emulate a/d converter clipping

- Getting more analog into digital sounds

- Surround Sound: does the industry care?

- Is it better to sound 'New' than to sound 'Good'?

- How far is too far when polishing a mix?

- Learning to hear more subtlety & nuance

 

And bonus blooper reel!

 

Direct download: S02E0220r1.mp3
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- Multi-band Compression: yes or no?

- Tracking sounds that serve the Production

- Mix/Arrangement Analysis: Lovage

- Is recording to SSD drives safe?

- Clients who can't hear groove or subtlety

- Cracking open the dark tone of ribbons

- Expensive monitors: worth it?

- PLUS: Uncensored Blooper Reel!

Direct download: S02E0120r6.mp3
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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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

Enjoy!

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

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
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- 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 PST