The UBK Happy Funtime Hour (Music)

- The Worst Intro EVER!
- Creativity vs. Tradition!
- Marketing vs. Bragging!
- Regret vs. Acceptance!

- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Greg Berne!

...And More!

 

Direct download: Ep_109_-_It_Hurts_My_Heinous.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

- How to Start a Mix!
- Compression vs. Automation!
- How to “Find the Time”!
- Getting Good at Everything!

- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Tim Keen!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep-108_RELAX.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

- UBK Goes Deeper ITB!
- Advice from the Future!
- Improv in the Studio!
- Workflow Beats Sound!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Bobby Balow!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_107_-_I_Like_the_Hash.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:17pm PDT

- Compressing Sample-Based Music!
- Complexity vs. Simplicity!
- The Magic of Pre-Delay!
- All You Need To Know About Mono!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Ryan Raffa!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_106_-_Nate_Digital.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:42pm PDT


- Why Vocals are Hard To Mix!
- Hit Men LOVE La2a’s!
- Room Treatment: Why??
- Writing: Escape the Rut!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Bunmi Solomon!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_105_-_The_Old_Fashioned_Way.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

- Sizeful Drums!
- Working with Limited Gear?
- Getting A “Professional” Sound!
- Cleaning Up Messy Sessions!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Enrico (Redblackredmusic)!

...And More!

Direct download: The_Facts_Of_Life.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:15pm PDT

- Ordinary vs. “Extraordinary” Compressors
- How To Gain Stage With Plugins?
- Can Noise Help Your Mix?
- How to Mix Two Tracks!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Sharon (Kearney Music)!

...And More!

Direct download: Whiskey__Lucky_Charms.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:55pm PDT

- Attacks: Slow, Medium, or Fast?
- Does Mono Compatibility Matter?
- How to Arrange an Album!
- Great Mixes vs. Great Songs!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Chris Vail!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_102_-_A_Bunch_of_Width.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:50pm PDT

- Our Latest “Eureka” Moments!
- Why Can’t Artists Finish Songs??
- How to Produce While Engineering!
- Why Everything Sounds Like Ass!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Robert (Bag of toys)!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_101_-_Hyperacusis.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

- What Exactly Is a “Pro Mix”?
- Hi Pass WHATs?
- Yet Another Phase Lecture!
- Rapid Fire Question Time!
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Daniel Kassulke!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_100_-_Whats_Wrong_with_300Hz.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

- Why Mix At Low Volumes?
- Does Bussing Degrade Sound?
- Drum Samples: When? Why?
- EQ'ing: Frequencies, or Notes?
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Sergey!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_99_-_Christmas_2017.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

- Reaching the Next Level!
- Talking to Clients About Money!
- That 70's Doubled Vocal Sound!
- The Ups & Downs of Collaboration
- This Week’s Plugin Winner Is..... Mrs Jason Ferguson!

...And More!

Direct download: Ep_98_-_Hello_Xanax.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT

 - Making Kicks DEEP and TIGHT! - Curing Mix Burnout! - Collaboration Ups and Downs! - Compression Changes the Groove! - This week’s plugin winner is..... Damilola Adepitan!     ...and more! 
Direct download: Ep_97_-_Audio_Tools.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:22pm PDT

 The funniest podcast on music production and mixing presents Episode 96 - “It's TOO Lopsided!”   - Tune It, or Leave it Pitchy? - Producing: Hands Off vs Heavy Handed! - Making Lop-Sided Arrangements Work! - Good Internet Feedback? Good Luck! - This week’s plugin winner is..... Daniel Barreto!     ...and more! 
Direct download: Ep_96_-_Its_TOO_Lopsided.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:23am PDT

 The funniest podcast on music production and mixing presents Episode 95 - “It Has to Sound Green!”   - Limiting is for Chumps, Clip It! - What Does the Release Knob Do??  - Multi-Band Compression is for Chumps! - Temp Tracks: Inspiration vs. Plagiarism?  - This week’s plugin winner is..... Steven Varney!     ...and more! 
Direct download: Ep_95_-_It_Has_to_Sound_Green.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

- hi-passing too much? Back it off!
- How did UBK and Nathan get so smart?
- Monitoring at low volumes. . . How low should you go?
- What makes a record memorable?

- This week’s plugin winner is..... Tim Scanlon!

...and more!

Direct download: Ep_94_-_Whatever_Hertz.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Watching Out for Signs of Burnout
- Taming Dynamic Music vs. Crushing It
- Rewriting a Song? Recapture the Passion!
- Arranging Tunes the UBK Way!

- This week’s plugin winner is..... Dave Tate!

Direct download: Ep_93_-_Scientistic_Fact.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT

- Ladies Need More Than 90 Minutes
- Seating Vocals into the Mix
- New Gear: Do You Need It?
- Who Does Multibuss Compression?

- This week’s plugin winner is... Dhaitanya Das!

...and much, MUCH more!

 

 

Direct download: Ep_92_-_Coke..._Its_For_Winners.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

- How to Get Into The Music Production Mindset! 

- Uplifters and Downlifters..what they are why use them!

- Nathan shares one of his tracks! 

- How to really win over mixing clients! 

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…..OMAR ! 

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_91_-_Spread_Your_Duties.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:50pm PDT

- Estimating mix time for your clients! 

- De-essing vocals to make them sound SMOOVE!

- Old Man of the Week Time! 

- Get to know the bass on your NS10’s! 

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…..Kevin A. Reed!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_90_-_Im_Going_to_Reaper.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:33am PDT

- An ECKspecially good bit of mix perspective!

- Delegate your way to a better you!

- UBK’s Favorite Meditation Practice.

- Go Outside and Recharge Your Brain!

- Watch your Compulsions!

 

- Tune in next week for another plugin winner! 

 

…and much, MUCH more!


- Asymmetrical Drum Mic Technique!

- The Basics of Hearing Compression.

- Puttin’ Stuff on Your Mix Buss!

- All the Ways You’re Sleeping Wrong!

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Roland Guerin!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_88_-_Whats_on_your_sleep_buss.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

- Finish Your Ideas!

- Break Projects into Chunks!

- Room Correction Software: INCORRECT!

- The Wrong Way to Network

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Scott H Stephenson!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: EP_87_-_EBM.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

- Limitations Foster Creativity?

- Distractions Limit Creativity??

- Being a Pro Has Downsides???

- Hint: Small Moves

- ITB Gain Staging: It’s a Thing!

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Frank “dufaultfrancois01”!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_86_-_Mi_Familia.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

- Check us out on Patreon!

- Tracking with Analog Compression !

- Josh Franklin’s 1 year anniversary!

- Getting movement from a simple arrangement.

- Guitar Mic Techniques and YOU!

- Stop Comparing your Tools!

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Raphael Nuñez!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_85_-_Im_Daddy.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:08pm PDT

- Fostering the Creative Flow

- Amp Sims vs. Crappy Rooms

- Templates = Faster Mixes

- Tambourines with Balls!

- Using Multiple Reverbs??

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Robert ’Robbies88!’

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_84_-_Balls_R2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:41am PDT

- Favorite Analog and Digital Effects!

- Printing Stems and YOU!

- Recording Claps and Snaps.

- What on earth is Peak Limiting?

- Tracking vocals in a tiny room.

- Monitoring: If it works, keep doing it!

- Expectations of Analog Summing.

- Special Thanks to FILMWERELD for this week’s Outro!

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Mark Gonzales!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_83_-_WHAT_DO_YOU_WANT.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:55am PDT

- Struggling with Snares and Claps!

- Saturation & Heavy Track Counts

- What on Earth Does ‘Musical’ Mean?

- The Yin-Yang of EQ

- Linked vs Unlinked vs. Dual Mono vs. Stereo

- Big Console Mixing, In The Box!

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…iTunes Reviewer Speed101!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_82_-_Im_a_GROWNUP.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:27pm PDT

- Procrastination: Cure it Tomorrow!

- Is Sound Getting Better, or Worse??

- Improving Your Suck!

- Organize That Session!

- Higher Sample Rates: Worth It?

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Archie Francis Miller!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_81_-_SUPER_Bummed_Out.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:34pm PDT

- Digital Precision VS Analog Tone?

- Kush Plugins VS Kush Hardware??

- Better Mixing through Limitations

- Minimizing Attack and Maximizing Tone

- Should You Share Unfinished Mixes?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Wayan Raabe!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_80_-_Cage_Free_Nuts.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

BULLETIN: UBK had too much cake on his Birthday, so we’re bringing you another ‘Best Of’ episode chock full of our favorite bits of professional advice!

 

- When to Use Money to Fix Problems.

- We *still* Don’t Care About Surround Sound!

- RE-Visiting the RE-Branding of Nathan Daniel.

- Are Expensive Mics Worth the Cash?

- Why Do Engineers Keep Secrets?

- You Booked the Session, Now Manage It!

- Tune in next week for the next Plugin Winner!

 

Direct download: Episode_79_-_22Make_People_Like_You22_2016_Best_of_Professional_Advice.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

- How to Write a Good Song

- Making Drums Sound Roomier

- Getting a Chorus to LIFT

- Should You Mix Into a Limiter?

- Straight Talk about Weed

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Ron from Continental Recording Studios!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_78_-_Its_Barter_Time_-_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

- Ambience: You’re Doing It Wrong

- Pre-Fader Sends?  Why??

- Workflows That Actually Work

- Strugglin’ with Strugglin’.

- Can You Mix in a Car?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Taylor Bartholomew!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_77_-_22Im_Better_Than_Youz22.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

- Parallel Compression Explained!

- Room Treatment or Instruments?

- What *did* happen to Hiphop?

- Getting your vocals to SIT.

- Pickin’ the right mic.

- Recording to tape: it’s all in the TUBES.

- This week’s plugin winner is…Rob ‘NT’ Weber!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_76_-_Dither_is_a_Dangerous_Drug.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:01pm PDT

- Compression Is For Movement.

- Good News: Absolutely Nothing Matters!

- Dry 70’s Drums.

- How to Damage your Hardware!

- Getting Over Loudness Envy.

- How to College?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Dan 'Soundsmith' Smith!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_75_-_Rarely_Offensive.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:38am PDT

- Lyrics and Cliches: STOP!

- Ya Can't Touch a Plugin!
- Does A/D Hurt Quality?
- Mixing Sneaky Little Devil
- Rocking Out vs. Protecting Hearing
- This week’s plugin winner is…Rob “Soundbaker”!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_74_-_6k_6k_6k_actual_length.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

- Choosing Sounds that Mix Themselves

- How Many Monitors Ya Got?

- Big Studios vs. Self Recording

- Accurate Bass in a Bad Room?

- Using Cassette for Color!

- Tubes, Transformers, and… Classical?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Josh Evans!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_73_-_I_FaVOUR_CoLOUR.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

- Beginner Questions!
- What exactly *is* a Mix Buss?
- Handling Client Revisions
- How to make a show!
- What’s the Deal with Melody?
- Our thoughts on Sampling/Remixing.

- This week’s plugin winner is…Raj Bobo!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_72_-_What_you_Really_Want_is_Coldplay.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT

In this Episode…

 

- Do Great Artists Really Steal?

- How to Make It LOUD

- How to Be Invisible

- EQ When Tracking?

- Compression When Tracking?

- “Burning In” Your Monitors?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Andreas Tengblood!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_71_-_Cancerous_Mole_Fixed.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:22pm PDT

- Should You Copy Other Artists?

- What Instrument Defines the Groove?

- How much EQ is too much EQ?

- Four Compressors on One Vocal??

- This week’s plugin winner: Ghislain Brindamour!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_70_-_Stop_Being_White.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

Episode 69 - "I'm in THE INDUSTRY!"

- Getting a Foot in THE INDUSTRY

- Wider Mixes?  Easy!

- Screw the Credit, Get Your Money!

- What’s NOT on your Mix Buss?!

- Rapid Fire Question Time!

- Don’t record yourself! Meditate!

- Mmmmm…Attack Walls…

 

- This week’s plugin winner is…Archie Miller! 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_69_Im_in_the_Industry.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

- Using a DAW as a songwriting tool? Do it! (Or…don’t!)

- Printing a mix for a Mastering Engineer.

- Getting some VIBE into your studio, man.

- UBK Happy Funtime Rapid Fire Question Time!

- Transient designing and YOU!

- Staying inspired as you get better at your job.

- How much does your gear matter, really?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Axel Hirczak! 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_68_-_The_Donut_Button.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

- Getting Drum Samples to Sound Real

- Recreating Other Arrangements!

- UBK Rapid-Fire Question Time!

- Broaching Touchy Subjects with Clients

- Putting on your Producer Pants

- This week’s plugin winner is…Edward Enlo!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_67_-_Ill_Be_the_Potato_Chips.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:38am PDT

 

- Are Engineers Stuck in the Past?

- Turning Off Your “Engin-Ears”

- Finding Tutorials That Help

- GRUMP OF THE WEEK!

- This Week’s Plugin Winner: Benjamin Richards!

 

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_66_-_Dinner_and_Drinks.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

- The Dangers of EQ!  Beware!!!
- Mixing into a Master Limiter?
- Templates are for Winners!
- Our Favorite  Analog Distortion
- How to Finally, Actually (Probably) Grow Up

- This week’s plugin winner is…Michael Williams!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_65_-_As_Long_As_You_Pay_Me.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

- Staying creative with Option Anxiety.
- Making Big Moves to Big Cities.
- UBK Happy Funtime Rant of The Week Time!
- Got a problem in the bass? It ain’t the bass!
- Multi-tracking guitar and YOU!
- Can new gear solve old problems?

- This week’s plugin winner is…Jinzōningen Jū Roku-Gō!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_64_-_Gobble_Gobble.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT

- Mic Preamps: Tools with 1,000 Uses
- Making VI’s Sound Less FAKE
- Getting Authentic Dub Music Effects
- Do You Really Need Outboard Gear?
- Recording Ensembles with One Mic

- This Week’s Plugin Winner: Alex ‘Run by Dogs’!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_63_-_Take_a_Hike.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Artists Who Continually Rework their Art
- Mixing Music Destined for the Background
- Binaural Recording for Dummies!
- Web Forums: Run Away!!!
- Stereo Reverb?  Why???
- Electronic Music, Live & Energetic!

- This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Ken Barnum!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_62_-_Wide_and_DEEP.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

In this episode...

- This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Brian Decker!
- Another Badass Mix Critique!
- Tracking with EQ vs. Moving the Mic?
- Our Favorite Cheap Analog Gear!
- Choosing a Good Reference Mix
- Are Effects part of the Arrangement?

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_61_-_Suck_My_Big_Fat_Toe.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Staying Inspired Over Time
- Dealing with Insecure Singers
- Tuning Your Ear for Compression
- Supporting Your Partner
- Rapid-Fire Question Time

- This week’s plugin winner is…Ete Kurttekin!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_60_-_Honey_Im_a_Failure.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

Nathan’s still sick, so UBK takes the podcast out for another solo run with…


- Tracking with UBK!
- Gear talk with UBK!
- Mix Critique with UBK!
- Process and Perspective...with UBK!

- This week’s plugin winner…Paul Smith from Lewisberg, PA!

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_59_-_Its_Hopeless.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:38pm PDT

Nathan is sick, so UBK tackles a TON of questions for your listening pleasure! Densely packed with gems…

 

- Mixing Questions! Mud! Reverb!

- Analog! PreAmps, Distortion, and Summing!

- Production! Audio Perspective for Video, What!?

- Randomness! Too Many Corey’s? Too Much Muzak? Too Many Cows to Find a Job?!

- Business! Clients!  Changing Arrangements!

 This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Imtiaz Ahmed!

…and, much—well actually, that’s a lot. What more do you want!?

 

 

Direct download: Episode_58_-_UBK_Flies_Solo.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

- Getting More *Contrast* in the Mix!
- Compressing Spatial Effects: Why??
- Billing for Grunt Work is... Grunt Work
- Drawing the Line Between Mixing and Tracking
- When a Dead Room Beats a Treated Room

- This week’s plugin winner is…Rick James!

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_57_-_Never_Talk_to_the_Cops.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:56am PDT

- UBK's Vocal Panning Workflow

- Are Any Women Listening to Us?

- Boosting and Sweeping EQ: Quit It!

- Fostering the Sessions Creative Flow

- Recording with EQ and Compression...Why??  

-This Week's Plugin Winner is...Dave Roth!

...and Much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_56_-_Call_Your_Mother.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:45pm PDT

 

- EQ That Reverb!

- It Takes Years to Dial Your Ears!

- Getting the Credit You Deserve

- Getting Smoooooooth Vocals

- The TRUTH about Analog Summing


- This Week’s plugin winner is…Alexander Rich! 

…and Much, Much More!

Direct download: Ep_55_-_I_WANT_CREDIT.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:47pm PDT

- Can Plugins Make You Insane?

- Is Analog Gear Really ALL THAT?

- UBK Apologizes!

- What Would YOU Do with a Billion Dollars?

- This week’s Plugin winner is…Jampa Dawa!

…and Much, Much More!

Direct download: Ep_54_-_I_Dont_Think_Im_Cool.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:06pm PDT

 

- Making Art vs. Making Money

- How to Think About Compression

- Optimizing your Attitude for mixing

- Fixing Bad Acoustics with Software??

- Mid-Side Processing… Phooey!

 

- This Week’s Plugin Winner is…Harold LaRue! 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_53_-_Youre_Gonna_Fail.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT

 

- Monitoring! Dark or Bright? Or Both? HELP!

- Mix Critique! Fred PuaTuaa’s “Elegance and Intrigue”

- How to get an Analog Vibe when you’re working ITB.

- Does music theory affect your engineering?

- This week’s plugin winner is Gary Jamms!

…and much, much more!

 

Direct download: Ep205220-20UBK20Mix.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:54pm PDT

- This week’s plugin winner is…Adam Chavez!

- Panning, Panning, and more Panning!

- How to break up your mix process for optimal results.

- Mixing and Mastering, which one’s cart, which one’s horse?

- How to get out of your own way and just MIX.

 

…And much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_51_-_An_ECKspecially_Good_Show.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT

Welcome to the first collection of juicy ‘best of’ mixing advice from the first 49 episodes of the UBK Happy Funtime Hour!

 

- Andrew Maury talks Spectral Analyzers!

- The Myth about Magic Frequencies.

- Session-wide phase alignment: Worth the effort?

- How to balance Glue and Separation in your Mix.

- How to approach your mix critique from different angles.

- Joe Barresi talks Getting it Right at the Source!

…and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_50_-_Elastic_Puzzle_-_Best_Of_Mixing_-CHRIS.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

- UBK Grump of the Week!
- Why 6dB of Headroom for Mastering?
- CoAxial Monitors: Yay or Nay?
- Stacking Vintage-Style harmonies
- Should You Reference Other Mixes?

- This week's plugin winner is...Fred PuaaTuaa!

...and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_49_-_6dB_for_Fcks_Sake.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

- Making VSTi Drums Sound Good
- It's not the Reverb, It's You
- Preamps: Do They Really Matter?
- Tips for Mixing Meaty Guitars
- Plugin Winner: Leonardo Telles!

…And Much, Much more!

 

Direct download: Ep_48_r3_-_Drink_Your_Drink.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:36am PDT

- Hip Hop is our friend.
- Learning to Commit to sounds In The Box. 
- Being Unhappily Satisfied With Your Mix Translation.
- How to Give Advice to a Professional Equal. 
- The Three-to-One Rule and You!

- This week’s plugin winner is Kristofer Göransson!

…And much, much more!

 

 

Direct download: Episode_47_-_Dancing_Pubes.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

- When Did We Discover Our Passion?
- The TRUE Truth about PHASE
- What the Heck is “Compressing for Tone”?
- Panning & Treating Backing Vocals
- How to Survive a Business Partnership
- Brand New Segments!

- This week’s plugin winner is…Jack Russ! Come on down and claim your prize!

 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_46_-_22Et-CETRA22.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:59pm PDT

In this episode...

- How Joe Builds a Mix
- Why Joe Holds Workshops for You
- Why Joe Uses 16 Analog Delays
- Why Joe Stops at 44 Tracks
- Why Joe Prefers Pedals to Plugins

...and much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Ep_45_-_Joe_Barresi_Spills_It.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT

- The Correct Way to Produce Singers
- WTF is Multi-Mono Processing?
- New Segment: Funtime TRAINWRECK Time!
- The old 'Start With Automation' debate
- Sweat the Acoustics... but Not Too Much!

…and much much more!

Direct download: Ep_44_-_Its_So_Cold_in_the_D.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:02pm PDT

- Having Multiple Sclerosis & Pursuing Dreams
- Do Cheap Cables Sound as Good?
- Do 500 Modules Sound as Good?
- Do Clones & Knockoffs Sound as Good?
- Can You Phase Align Everything in a Mix?

and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_43_-_Animals_Dont_Count.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:53am PDT

- Shocking Audio Engineering School Exposé!
- When Do You Consider Your Work ‘Good’?
- De-Essing vs. De-Ethhing
- Blending Acoustic and Electronic Sounds
- Emphasis/De-Emphasis: When & Why

…And much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_42_-_AM_I_DISTORTING_-_Themes_Added_back.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

- What Exactly IS Mixing?
- Listener Mix Critique!
- When to Stop Tinkering?
- Down with Homogeneous Stereo!
- E-Lancing Sites: Blessing or Curse?

…and Much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_41_-_Tip_Your_Stripper.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:08pm PDT

UBK grills a gifted pro and learns:

- How he Gets a Smooth Midrange.
- How he Gets a Loud, Punchy Sound
- Which Verbs he uses on Which Sounds
- What Studio tech he Wants Re-Invented

and then Andrew grills UBK & Nathan!

Must hear!!!

Direct download: Ep_42_-_Andrew_Maury_Spills_It.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:11am PDT

- Yet Another Kush & Sly-Fi Plugin Winner! 
- Are Apple Earbuds the New NS10’s?
- Knowing when Money can Solve Problems   
- When Internet + Networking = Fail
- You Booked the Session, Now Manage It
- Tube Traps: there can Never be Enough!

…And much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_39_-_Fix_It_with_Money.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:33pm PDT

- UBK Happy Funtime Withdrawal? We’ve got excuses/answers!
- Worrying about conversion: is the juice worth the squeeze?
- Agreements! Contracts! Advice!
- Mixing High-gain distorted guitars: Help!
- A long list of reasons why this podcast is amazing.
- Recording electric bass in a home studio.

...and much, much more!

Direct download: UBKHFT_Ep_38_Chris_Edit.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

- Compression: New York vs. Vermont

- Mixing the Instruments You Play
- MONITOR MORE QUIETLY
- Recording and Mixing in the Same Space
- Phase Correction: Does it Help?
- Choosing a Song's Style

 

and much, much more!

Direct download: 37_G_Final.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:05am PDT

- This week’s Kush Plugin winner!
- How to work in a Real Studio for the first time
- Go-To Mix Bus settings, yea or nay?
- So…is UBK on the green stuff when he builds? The answer is not what you think!
- What do you do with Mid-range monitors?
- Should engineers share their mixing secrets? 

 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: UBKHFT_Ep_36_-_Mind_Your_Own_Business.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

- High End Gear: What's all the Fuss?
- Thoughts Not on Streaming Music
- Live Electronic Music = Live Music
- Transparent vs. Colored vs. Moist vs. Fluffy
- Professional "Enhancements"

 

…And much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_35_-_You_Got_Nothin.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:18pm PDT

- What to do when your phone rings during a session.
- Want a free plugin? Ask a question!
- Automation: Controller? Mouse? Magic?
- Mix critique with Jesus Romero’s “Deslices”
- Creating space in an ultra-dense mix.
- Mastering: How? What? Huh? When?
- Perspectives on overproduced music.
- Monitoring techniques in a crappy room.

 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: UBKHFT_Ep_34_-_Free_Steroids.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- How to win free Kush plugins
- Mix Critiques by UBK and Nathan Daniel
- Making Music, not Sounds
- The Magic of Serial Compression.
- Coping with Unfinished Songs.
- Midrange Monitors: Friend or Foe?

 

…And much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_33_-_Lazy_Goat.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:32am PDT

- The finer points of mixing duets

- Learning to use your ears before your plugins

- Recording vs ReAmping: Fight!

- Using phase to diagnose insanity

- Getting energy into your mix

- Creating space with subtractive EQ

- The magic of the Time Domain

 

...and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_32_-_This_Mixxa_So_Nice.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Breaking Down Kavinsky's Nightcall
- UBK's Desert Island Mics
- Programming vs Playing
- Who's the Producer Here???
- Mixing Dense Electronica

…and Much, Much Less!

Direct download: 31_-_Robo_for_the_Win.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:21am PDT

- Female Human Audio Engineers
- Mix It Like It's Someone Else's
- Why iLok?  Why???
- Studio Spaces in High, High Places
- Judging if Your Work is Any Good
- The Age Old Desert Island Mic Dilemma

 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_30_-_OccupyKush.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:30am PDT

- DIY Marketing of DIY Music

- Dealing with Bugs & Crashes

- The Car Test: Truth, or Lies?

- Spirituality and Physics

- What Exactly Is "The Source"?

- Live Tracking a Band in the Studio

- Dealing with Odd Vocal Timbres

 

 

…and Much, Much more

Direct download: 29_Greg.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:03pm PDT

- What Exactly is Mixing Anyway?

- Getting Past Your Own Crap

- Part 2 of Natural Reverb & Mic Placement

- Analog Processing Gotcha's

- How Many Tracks is 'Too Many'?

- Checking Your Ego at the Door

 

…and much, much more!

Direct download: Episode_28_-_Carniverous_Reverb_3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT

- A Step-by-Step Definition of Mixing?

- Mixing Sub Bass in Sub-Optimal Rooms

- Helping Clients Become Better Arrangers

- When Your Gear Equals a Famous Studio B

- Gear: Power it Down, or Leave it On?

- Stacking Delays

- What Kind of Desk for your Computer?

...and much, much more!

Direct download: Ep_27_-_Face_Down.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

- Room Treatment vs. Room Correction Software

- How You'll Be Judged as an Engineer

- Rebranding Nathan Schreier

- The Sound of Jazz in a 100ft tall Church

- Switching gears from Mixing to Mastering

- Enduring the Brutal Southern California Winters

 

...and much, MUCH more! 

Direct download: Episode_26_-_From_Bison_to_Antelope.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

 

- Learning When Less is More

- Getting New Clients and Earning Their Loyalty

- How to Please Unpleaseable People

- Stop Obsessively Re-Doing Your Songs

- Troubles Compressing the Overheads

- Sweetening an Already Mastered Track

- Knowing What Frequencies Need Adjusting


...and much, much more!

Direct download: Episode_25_f2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:21pm PDT

 

- Which Mix Compressor for Glue?

- Suggestions for minimal mic setups on drums

- Converters: how hard to to hit 'em

- Getting to Automation Earlier in the Mix Process

- Overrated Gear: Why Are People Buying It?

- How many stages of Saturation & Compression?

And much, MUCH more!

Direct download: Episode_24_-_Some_Say.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:12pm PDT

- Dealing with Musicians who Overplay

- Taking Gear Out of the Rack... and Into Your Bed

- Neve vs. ART Preamps

- How to Raise Your Rates, and by How Much

- Investing in a Room You Won't Be in Forever

- When Mixing Becomes a Battle

and much, much more! 

Direct download: Ep202320f2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:07pm PDT

- Getting Stereo Depth from Mono Sources

- Tracking Vocals with Compression

- Getting Space in Modern Metal

- Proximity Effect: Friend or Foe?

- Killer Results with Random Mic Placement

- Crosstalk: When Does it Matter?

- Clariphonic YES, Bassophonic NO...?

- Samples vs the Real Deal

- Expensive Mics: Worth It?

...and much more!

Direct download: Ep_21_-_Do_Stuff.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:37am PDT

- Forming a "Vision" of the Mix

- UBK's Favorite Frequencies

- Getting Electronic Drums to Leap Out

- Best time of day to Mix

- Technically Better vs. Creatively Weaker

- Reznor-esque Drones & Soundscapes

- How Passive EQ's really work

and a LOT more!!!

Direct download: UBK_HFH_20_r2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

- FOUR Question of the Week Winners!

- Getting Multi-Tracks to Sound Like 'A Band in the Room'

- Staying Nourished During Marathon Sessions

- Making Friends with Bass

- Business & TAXES

- "Irrational Headphone Mixes"!

 

plus Uncensored Bloopers and much, much more!

Direct download: 1920f1.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:59am PDT

- 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
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:13am PDT

- 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
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:36am PDT

- 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
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT

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

Enjoy!

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