Eric David Smith

How To Record Music

How To Record Music is a growing community of musicians, producers, engineers, and home recording enthusiasts that provide best practices, tips & tricks, tutorials, gear reviews and much more through online discussions. Our goal is to help empower people to create better music in the modern world of digital audio workstations.

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Subtractive EQ Using Instrument Frequency Charts

June 5th 2016

In this video I will demonstrate some of my techniques that I use to clean up a mix and allow room for other instruments. More specifically, I will be using a technique called "Subtractive EQ'ing" and basically I will be trimming the fat...or the…

Stereo Imaging Using The Haas Effect

May 25th 2016

In this screencast, Eric will show you how to use the Precedence Effect aka the Haas Effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedence_effect - this effect can be used on a wide range of instruments such as Vocals, Guitars, Synths, and more. Thank…

Gain Staging Input Levels in Logic Pro X

May 25th 2016

One of the most important things to do when tracking and mixing is to get a proper gain stage on your individual tracks. In this screencast, I'll walk you through my workflow and show your just how I setup my sessions to make sure my mixes have…

How To Create Multi-Out Drums in Logic Pro X

May 24th 2016

Hi and welcome to my first tutorial on youtube. In this screencast, I’ll teach you my workflow for adding multi-out drums in Logic Pro X using Addictive Drums, Superior Drummer, as well as Logic Pro X’s Drummer using the producer packs. Thank You For…

How To Set Your Drum Compression Attack Time Perfectly

May 22nd 2016

Compression can be a tricky one to get your head around, and even if you've got your head around the threshold and ratio settings without the attack and release times being set correctly it will always be difficult to get the desired effect. This…

How To Record Music - YouTube Intro Video

May 22nd 2016

Here's our intro video that is placed in the intro of each of our How To Record Music videos. Thank You For Watching! Thank you for watching our How To Record Music YouTube Video. If you like this video, please give this video a thumbs up, a share, a…