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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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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!

    211: Multitrack Recorder VS Computer + DAW

    211: Multitrack Recorder VS Computer + DAW

    Here are three next steps for you to take:

    1. Get our free video training & checklist, "Standout Mixes - The DIY Musician's Guide To Exciting Mixes That Stand Out And Connect":
    theselfrecordingband.com/standoutmixes
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    2. Apply for The Self-Recording Syndicate, our personalized coaching program!

    It all starts with a free clarity call where we talk about your music, give you feedback and a step-by-step roadmap that you can then implement on your own, or together with us.

    Best case: We end up working together and completely transform the sound of your music forever.

    Worst case: You get an hour of free coaching, feedback and recommendations for what to do next.

    Sounds fair? Cool. Apply now and book your free clarity call:
    theselfrecordingband.com/call
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    3. Join the free Facebook Group ("The Self-Recording Band Community"):
    theselfrecordingband.com/community
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    Episode show notes:

    Surprisingly, some of our subscribers are telling us that they are using standalone multitrack recorders instead of computers. 

    We actually get these kinds of messages pretty regularly.

    So, is it a good alternative? Are there any advantages to using a device like that? Or should you just get an interface and a DAW and start using a computer to produce your music?

    Let's discuss!



    PS: Please join the conversation by leaving a comment, a rating and review, or a post inside our free Facebook community.
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    For links to everything we've mentioned in this episode, as well as full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/211
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    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 23 min
    210: NAMM 2024 Recap Pt II - Great People, Great Gear, Great Takeaways For You

    210: NAMM 2024 Recap Pt II - Great People, Great Gear, Great Takeaways For You

    Here are three next steps for you to take:

    1. Get our free video training & checklist, "Standout Mixes - The DIY Musician's Guide To Exciting Mixes That Stand Out And Connect":
    theselfrecordingband.com/standoutmixes
    -
    2. Apply for The Self-Recording Syndicate, our personalized coaching program!

    It all starts with a free clarity call where we talk about your music, give you feedback and a step-by-step roadmap that you can then implement on your own, or together with us.

    Best case: We end up working together and completely transform the sound of your music forever.

    Worst case: You get an hour of free coaching, feedback and recommendations for what to do next.

    Sounds fair? Cool. Apply now and book your free clarity call:
    theselfrecordingband.com/call
    -
    3. Join the free Facebook Group ("The Self-Recording Band Community"):
    theselfrecordingband.com/community
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    Episode show notes:

    Casual NAMM 2024 recap episode from Benedikt's LA hotel room, giving Malcom an update on who he met and what he discovered at the conference.

    Also, if you ever go to an event like this (highly recommended!), this episode includes a few mindset-related principles and takeaways, so you'll have an incredible time and make new friends in the industry.

    PS: Please join the conversation by leaving a comment, a rating and review, or a post inside our free Facebook community.
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    For links to everything we've mentioned in this episode, as well as full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/210
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    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    209: NAMM 2024 Recap Pt I - Great People, Great Gear, Great Takeaways For You

    209: NAMM 2024 Recap Pt I - Great People, Great Gear, Great Takeaways For You

    Here are three next steps for you to take:

    1. Get our free video training & checklist, "Standout Mixes - The DIY Musician's Guide To Exciting Mixes That Stand Out And Connect":
    theselfrecordingband.com/standoutmixes
    -
    2. Apply for The Self-Recording Syndicate, our personalized coaching program!

    It all starts with a free clarity call where we talk about your music, give you feedback and a step-by-step roadmap that you can then implement on your own, or together with us.

    Best case: We end up working together and completely transform the sound of your music forever.

    Worst case: You get an hour of free coaching, feedback and recommendations for what to do next.

    Sounds fair? Cool. Apply now and book your free clarity call:
    theselfrecordingband.com/call
    -
    3. Join the free Facebook Group ("The Self-Recording Band Community"):
    theselfrecordingband.com/community
    --

    Episode show notes:

    Casual NAMM 2024 recap episode from Benedikt's LA hotel room, giving Malcom an update on who he met and what he discovered at the conference.

    Also, if you ever go to an event like this (highly recommended!), this episode includes a few mindset-related principles and takeaways, so you'll have an incredible time and make new friends in the industry.

    PS: Please join the conversation by leaving a comment, a rating and review, or a post inside our free Facebook community.
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    For links to everything we've mentioned in this episode, as well as full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/209
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    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    208: How To Make The Kick Drum Work In Your Mix - Pt. II

    208: How To Make The Kick Drum Work In Your Mix - Pt. II

    Here are three next steps for you to take:

    1. Get our free video training & checklist, "Standout Mixes - The DIY Musician's Guide To Exciting Mixes That Stand Out And Connect":
    theselfrecordingband.com/standoutmixes
    -
    2. Apply for The Self-Recording Syndicate, our personalized coaching program!

    It all starts with a free clarity call where we talk about your music, give you feedback and a step-by-step roadmap that you can then implement on your own, or together with us.

    Best case: We end up working together and completely transform the sound of your music forever.

    Worst case: You get an hour of free coaching, feedback and recommendations for what to do next.

    Sounds fair? Cool. Apply now and book your free clarity call:
    theselfrecordingband.com/call
    -
    3. Join the free Facebook Group ("The Self-Recording Band Community"):
    theselfrecordingband.com/community
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    Episode show notes:

    >>Please go back to part one of this mini series (episode 207) before you listen to this one!

    You're not mixing kick drums, you're mixing songs. And the kick drum sound has to serve the song. Here's how to get this right in your mix.

    We go through our kick drum chains and show you the tools we use, why we use them and how we use them in the context of the mix.

    It's not just about EQ moves or compression techniques. It's about how it all works together to create the sound you want for your song.

    PS: Please join the conversation by leaving a comment, a rating and review, or a post inside our free Facebook community.
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    For links to everything we've mentioned in this episode, as well as full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/208
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    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 38 min
    207: How To Make The Kick Drum Work In Your Mix - Pt. I

    207: How To Make The Kick Drum Work In Your Mix - Pt. I

    Here are three next steps for you to take:

    1. Get our free video training & checklist, "Standout Mixes - The DIY Musician's Guide To Exciting Mixes That Stand Out And Connect":
    theselfrecordingband.com/standoutmixes
    -
    2. Apply for The Self-Recording Syndicate, our personalized coaching program!

    It all starts with a free clarity call where we talk about your music, give you feedback and a step-by-step roadmap that you can then implement on your own, or together with us.

    Best case: We end up working together and completely transform the sound of your music forever.

    Worst case: You get an hour of free coaching, feedback and recommendations for what to do next.

    Sounds fair? Cool. Apply now and book your free clarity call:
    theselfrecordingband.com/call
    -
    3. Join the free Facebook Group ("The Self-Recording Band Community"):
    theselfrecordingband.com/community
    --

    Episode show notes:

    You're not mixing kick drums, you're mixing songs. And the kick drum sound has to serve the song. Here's how to get this right in your mix.

    We go through our kick drum chains and show you the tools we use, why we use them and how we use them in the context of the mix.

    It's not just about EQ moves or compression techniques. It's about how it all works together to create the sound you want for your song.

    PS: Please join the conversation by leaving a comment, a rating and review, or a post inside our free Facebook community.
    --

    For links to everything we've mentioned in this episode, as well as full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/207
    --
    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 41 min
    206: A.I. Talk: The Tools We're Using, Thoughts On The Future Of A.I. In Music Production, And Why We're Not Afraid Of It

    206: A.I. Talk: The Tools We're Using, Thoughts On The Future Of A.I. In Music Production, And Why We're Not Afraid Of It

    Here are three next steps for you to take:

    1. Get our free video training & checklist, "Standout Mixes - The DIY Musician's Guide To Exciting Mixes That Stand Out And Connect":
    theselfrecordingband.com/standoutmixes
    -
    2. Apply for The Self-Recording Syndicate, our personalized coaching program!

    It all starts with a free clarity call where we talk about your music, give you feedback and a step-by-step roadmap that you can then implement on your own, or together with us.

    Best case: We end up working together and completely transform the sound of your music forever.

    Worst case: You get an hour of free coaching, feedback and recommendations for what to do next.

    Sounds fair? Cool. Apply now and book your free clarity call:
    theselfrecordingband.com/call
    -
    3. Join the free Facebook Group ("The Self-Recording Band Community"):
    theselfrecordingband.com/community
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    Episode show notes:

    This is a purely speculative episode on the current state and future of A.I. (artificial intelligence) in (rock) music. 

    We're talking about what it can and can't do (yet), where we think things might be going and whether or not we all need to be afraid of it.

    Again, we don't know nearly enough about this subject and the tech under the hood to make any serious predictions here. Hardly anyone does. 

    But we are already using A.I. tools on a daily basis. In our personal lives, in our businesses and when working on music or other audio & video projects, like this podcast. So we have some experience and have done enough research and testing to at least have an opinion. 

    And we're hoping for certain tools to be released soon, so that artists, producers and engineers can be even more creative with even less friction.
    Let's dive in!

    PS: Please join the conversation by leaving a comment, a rating and review, or a post inside our free Facebook community.
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    For links to everything we've mentioned in this episode, as well as full show notes go to: https://theselfrecordingband.com/206
    --
    If you have any questions, feedback, topic ideas or want to suggest a guest, email us at: podcast@theselfrecordingband.com

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

TSRB Fan ,

Absolutely the Best!!!

If you are a DIY musician or producer who wants to learn more about recording and mixing, this is absolutely the best podcast you could possibly listen to. As a result of this podcast, I signed up for the coaching program and it has been extremely helpful in advancing my knowledge of recording and mixing as an at-home creator of music. I still listen to back episodes because I didn’t find this podcast until last summer. Even though I am in the coaching program, I find these podcasts extremely valuable in supporting my learning. The great thing is that I can listen to them in the car or when I’m out for a walk. I love the casual format and the interchange between Malcolm and Benedikt. Both are extremely knowledgeable, and the way they bounce ideas off each other is a highlight of the show for me. Other podcasts on the topic of home recording do an okay job of covering lots of basic skills and even digging into some nuanced concepts, but none of them are close to touching the level of ideas that this podcast covers while still remaining accessible. In addition, The Self-Recording Band Facebook community and the ability to communicate directly with Benedikt and Malcolm, are big pluses as well.

echomega ,

Invaluable

This podcast is great! I’ve been playing and singing for more than 24 years and, broke as we dreamers are, have recently decided to take recording into my own hands. Over that time I’ve picked up a lot of obvious recording knowledge but this podcast is great at helping me fill in the gaps, the sticking points, those stupid little things that stop all momentum because you just don’t have a particular piece of critical information. For beginners there is a ton of great resources and foundational information and for those of us who have been in the mix for a bit, it provides that extra understanding that gets it to the next level. In addition to tips and tricks they explain the foundational, comprehensive rationale behind everything they discuss. Having each episode organized around specific topics really helps you find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s also well paced and easy to understand. Thank you both for this wonderful resource

Jesse@bandadesmusic ,

Incredibly helpful.

This podcast has been the most helpful tool in my music recording journey. Thank you Benedikt and Malcolm for dedicating your time to put together this collection of podcasts. This has really given me a roadmap and filled in a ton of holes in what little I knew about recording when I began listening to this show. Iv listened to every searchable podcast there is on Apple or Spotify and I would say this is the most enlightening, informative, well organized podcast Iv found. Especially if your a beginner (like me) and need the basics explained. The later episodes expand on earlier topics and get more conceptual. There I did it! Here’s your review! Thanks again guys.

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