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Produce exciting sounding music yourself and release songs that you're proud of! Professional producers/mixers Benedikt Hain and Malcom Owen-Flood help you make your next DIY-recording session a success!

The Self-Recording Band Benedikt Hain / Malcom Owen-Flood

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Produce exciting sounding music yourself and release songs that you're proud of! Professional producers/mixers Benedikt Hain and Malcom Owen-Flood help you make your next DIY-recording session a success!

    #136: Making No-Compromise, Premium Drum Samples - With Dave Piatek (Room Sound)

    #136: Making No-Compromise, Premium Drum Samples - With Dave Piatek (Room Sound)

    Room Sound Premium Drum Samples:
    https://theselfrecordingband.com/roomsound

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    Benedikt's voice on this episode has been recorded with the Antelope Axino Synergy Core
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    Dave Piatek and his company Room Sound set out to make the ultimate, realistic, authentic sounding, premium drum sample libraries.

    I've been using them for years and keep recommending them for this exact reason. They are my favorite drum sample company in the world, absolutely sound like a drum kit and blend really well with your recorded drums. It's mind-blowing.

    So, we were always wondering what they might be doing differently. What's the secret? How the hell do you make a library like that? Are there best practices for us to follow, when we create our own drum samples? Or when we use those samples?

    This episode gives you the answers and boy, did we underestimate what goes into all of this. 😅

    Dave talks about the mind-numbing, insane amount of tedious detail work that's part of creating these libraries, as well as the incredible process that they came up with to make sure they get it absolutely 100% right every single time.

    He explains how they made the new Kurt Ballou Vol. 2 library that just came out (this is late summer 2022), how they kept the drums perfectly in tune, how they captured and cut 36000 (!) hits accurately and how they created a super versatile kit that combines multiple world class rooms (Steve Albini's Electrical Audio), mic configurations, processing chains and even recording mediums in one plugin.

    This one got me really excited and I'm stoked to share it with you now!

    -Benedikt

    PS: Sorry again, Dave, for completely butchering your name! What an embarrassing way to start an episode 😅


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    For full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/136

    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #135: How To Soundproof Your Studio - With Wilson Harwood

    #135: How To Soundproof Your Studio - With Wilson Harwood

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    Download the free Ultimate 10 Step Guide To Successful DIY-Recording here: https://theselfrecordingband.com/10stepguide

    Benedikt's voice on this episode has been recorded with the Antelope Axino Synergy Core
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    Wilson Harwood of soundproofyourstudio.com built his dream home recording studio in his backyard.

    Now he wants to teach you how to build a soundproof recording studio.

    We brought him on to talk about this on the podcast, because soundproofing is a complicated process that only an expert who's done it can properly explain.

    It's a topic that is very relevant for many DIY producers, bands and home studio owners, trying to keep sound from going in and out of the studio or jam space.

    There is tons of information on the internet, but how do you know what to believe?

    Have you read books and watched endless youtube videos, but still feel confused?

    Do you wish someone who has already built a soundproof studio could guide you through every step of the process?

    Well, you can stop searching and start right here with this free, in-depth conversation about all things soundproofing before you continue your journey by diving deeper into the amazing resource that Wilson Harwood has built for you.

    Enjoy!

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    For full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/135

    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #134: Who's Your Audience?

    #134: Who's Your Audience?

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    Benedikt's voice on this episode has been recorded with the Antelope Axino Synergy Core
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    When we ask "who's your audience?", most people don’t have a great answer. And many think that it doesn’t matter, because they just make the music they want to make anyways. 

    Let’s discuss this. 
    We believe that having an audience in mind and creating music you personally love are not mutually exclusive. And we also believe that your songs (and ultimately your band / project) will absolutely benefit from writing and producing for an audience. 

    Asking yourself the right questions will help you figure out who this audience is, it will help you find or refine your unique style and sound, and it will help you overcome writer’s block. And it absolutely doesn’t mean that you’re gonna have to “sell out” or enjoy it less!

    Only if you don't want anybody ever to listen to your music, you can stop thinking about an audience.

    Listen now, find out who your audience is and learn how this will help you make better records that people actually care about, while staying 100% authentic.
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    For full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/134

    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

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    • 47 min
    #133: The Vocal Effects We Use In Our Recording And Mixing Templates

    #133: The Vocal Effects We Use In Our Recording And Mixing Templates

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    Room Sound Drum Samples:
    https://theselfrecordingband.com/roomsound

    Benedikt's voice on this episode has been recorded with the Antelope Axino Synergy Core
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    Last week we talked about the importance of a good headphone mix for a singer. And that included using reverb and delay to make the vocals sound good and sit in the mix better immediately. 

    Now let’s talk about what kinds of reverb, delay and other FX plugins we use on the vocals we record and mix. Let’s also discuss why we chose those and what we typically use them for.

    There are many different reasons to use effects like reverb and delay. And, as always, being intentional and knowing what to reach for in any situation is critical. At least as a starting point. 
    We’re explaining the thought process and “why” behind our plugin choices and the settings we start with or use most often. 

    So you’re gonna have great starting points to achieve some of the common and popular vocal sounds or to just make things sit better in the mix, as well as some creative approaches that might inspire you to come up with something unique and exciting for yourself. 
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    For full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/133

    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #132: Make Your Singer Sound & Feel Like A Star - The Perfect Headphone Mix

    #132: Make Your Singer Sound & Feel Like A Star - The Perfect Headphone Mix

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    Benedikt's voice on this episode has been recorded with the Antelope Axino Synergy Core
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    This episode is about going the extra mile to make sure your vocalist feels as good as possible when its time to perform.

    The performance matters more than anything. The best mic and vocal chain in the world doesn’t matter if the delivery doesn’t cut it. What you record has to resonate with the listener, there’s gotta be a vibe, it just has to feel right. So we need to make sure that a singer we’re recording can do his/her best job when it counts.

    This is true for every instrument, by the way. But the vocals are such a personal, intimate thing and they are also the thing that listeners care about the most, so that we think it’s especially important to get a good performance here.

    Besides making sure that the room has a vibe and the whole communication/psychology/coaching thing, there’s one major element that you as the engineer have control over: The headphone mix.

    You want to make the artists you're recording and their songs sound as good as possible on their headphones, so that they feel like a star and perform like one.

    So let’s go through what you can (and should) do to make that happen!
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    For full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/132

    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #131: Live Recording VS Overdubs

    #131: Live Recording VS Overdubs

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    Benedikt's voice on this episode has been recorded with the Antelope Axino Synergy Core
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    Recording a band can be done by capturing a live performance where everybody (or parts of the band) is playing together in real time, or by recording overdubs, which means one player at a time. 

    But which is better and how do you pick the right approach?

    There’s an ongoing and probably never ending discussion out there on this topic. 

    Purists say you need to record live in order to capture the right feel and vibe. Others appreciate the flexibility and control you get from doing it piece by piece. 

    Maybe you find this confusing and are unsure about what to do. So let’s analyze were these opinions are coming from and what the pros and cons are!
    Once you understand the pros and cons, potential pitfalls and technical requirements for both methods, you can make an educated decision and pick the right approach for your next project. 

    And this episode will help you do exactly that.

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    For full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/131

    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

BenediktHain ,

I simply love doing this and serving you through it! :) Thanks for listening!

Rating my own podcast is kind of weird, yes. :) But at the same time, how can I recommend it to others, if I don’t love it myself? So here I am, telling you that meeting with my friend and co-host Malcom every week and helping our audience make better records is one of my absolute favourite things to do. Please leave us a review, too and reach out to us whenever you have a questions or ideas on how to make the show better. Thanks! Appreciate you all! Benedikt

Binnenschiffer ,

Great and very informative

I really like listening, because there are so many more information I get through it. I came as a self-recording drummer, now I know so much more and got more knowledge about drum recordings.
Thank you for that!

tor win ,

Simply great!

A very informative podcast and great fun to listen to! Keep it going boys!

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